Jeremy of The Daily Rotation wrote, "Every once and awhile a film like Drive comes around. It pays tribute to films of the past while still proving itself as its own entry into the genre. It’s a fine line to walk and most films fall on one side or the other, but Drive stays right in the middle. Its precision that works for Drive and director Nicolas Winding Refn is going to be making a name for himself, at least amongst general audiences with this one. From the opening credits, Drive is just oozing with style and class. Ryan Gosling gives what is probably going to be considered his best performance to date and Carey Mulligan and Bryan Cranston insert their own qualities to help round the impressive supporting cast. Yes, I am also talking about the hit or miss Ron Perlman, who doesn’t steal the show, but still gives off some sign of life in a career that’s otherwise full of laughable roles. Drive is easily one of the best films of the year and depending on how the rest of the year stacks up it could very well be my favorite."