Jeremy Lebens of Media Stomp wrote "I must strongly remind everyone that Drive Angry is completely nuts! It's silly, random and full of some incredibly cheesy moments, but the director and everyone else involved embrace it. In order for you to get any enjoyment at all from this movie you must embrace it for what it is. I went in expecting an insane Nic Cage killing tons of people and having a fun time while doing so. I also expected the movie to be filled with all sorts of random moments of hilarity. Let me be the first to say that this film gave me everything I expected and then some. Cage kills a ton of bad guys within the opening minutes and he doesn't even break a sweat. It's a fun way to kill an hour and a half at the theaters and it also manages to give you some really sweet looking 3D."