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Drive Angry

  • Drama
  • 2011
  • Patrick Lussier
  • 100 mins
  • 18

Summary

A man breaks out of Hell when a satanic cult murders his daughter and kidnaps her baby. The infernal escapee pursues the leader of the fanatics, who plans to sacrifice the child to gain ultimate power - but he is being followed in turn by an agent of the Devil sent to take him back to his damnation. Fantasy thriller, starring Nicolas Cage, Amber Heard and William Fichtner.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

A nonstop riot of gratuitous sex, full-on violence, gory gunfights and explosive car crashes makes this fun chase-and-chiller combo a high-energy trash extravaganza. Nicolas Cage plays vengeance-fuelled John Milton, who escapes from Hell to pursue the satanic cult that killed his daughter and is now set on sacrificing her baby in order to unleash the Devil. In an extension of his Ghost Rider role, Cage keeps it deliberately one-note to anchor the flashy mayhem, while Amber Heard is terrific as the feisty waitress caught up in his quest. Best of all, though, is William Fichtner, stealing every scene as the enigmatic Accountant, charged with getting Milton back to Hades. Director Patrick Lussier and co-writer Todd Farmer (the team behind 2009's My Bloody Valentine remake) ensure the sizzling dialogue, cartoon action and visual wildness remain at maxed-out extremes throughout for consistently enjoyable laughs and thrills.

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Credits

Cast

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John MiltonNicolas Cage
PiperAmber Heard
The AccountantWilliam Fichtner
Jonah KingBilly Burke
WebsterDavid Morse
CapTom Atkins
Norma JeanKaty Mixon
MonaChrista Campbell
RoyPruitt Taylor Vince
Mother MaryWanetah Walmsley
FrankTodd Farmer
Fat LouJack McGee

Crew

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DirectorPatrick Lussier

Details

Theatrical distributor
Lionsgate UK
Released on
2011-02-25
Language
English
Guidance
Violence, swearing, drug abuse, sex scenes, nudity.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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