My brother once said: Nicolas Cage is a guarantee for a crap movie. From from my past impressions the opposite seems to be true for Ryan Gosling. I'm just back from "Drive". Good movie. Two downsides. First it's very brutal. Reminded me of a scene in American History X once, the scene I wish I had never seen. Second, the loudness: loud is very loud or everything else too low. The theater I went to turned the volume up to a level where the action hurt my ears. I can still feel it. When it didn't crash-boom-bang the level was right. I liked the music.