Learning To Drive Reviews

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May 2, 2019
While there are a few genuinely funny moments, Learning to Drive isn't the feel-good comedy it's meant to be.
April 19, 2019
The movie struggles with tone.
March 7, 2019
If only Coixet and Kernochan would flirt with danger a little more in their filmmaking, we could have had a more memorable film on our hands.
March 1, 2019
LEARNING TO DRIVE basically takes the Hollywood blueprint about what a film about new beginnings should be and turns it into a Happy Meal that has been replicated umpteen times over.
August 30, 2018
Learning to Drive makes me wish we had never met Wendy. Her story is self-indulgent and uninspiring.
March 23, 2017
In Learning to Drive, the conversations and 'lessons' exchanged ( ... ) feel too scripted; life lessons disguised as driving lessons, deliberate and contrived.
June 9, 2016
There's nothing wrong with its signals but the manoeuvres still need L-plates.
June 9, 2016
Given little to work with, Thelma Schoonmaker edits proficiently and there's a pleasing Indian-inspired score, but the film strains so hard to be equitable that it fails to engage.
June 9, 2016
The gas remains largely unstepped on, the brake cables tragically uncut.
January 9, 2016
...there is a sense of worn-out familiarity that attaches to this well-intended but ultimately featherweight indie drama about a privileged Manhattan lady and her relationship with her exotic, and presumably wise, driving instructor.
October 12, 2015
There are glimpses of intrigue but we never get to know the characters well enough to care for them.
October 7, 2015
Clarkson and a compelling Kingsley make for very easy company as their gentle exchange of age and culture enables them to embrace a challenging future.
October 7, 2015
Visually, Learning to Drive is mostly flat -- but then, there are only so many ways you can shoot two people sitting next to each other in a car.
September 24, 2015
Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are such likeable performers that they're watchable in the worst tripe, but it's hard to imagine a weaker vehicle for their considerable talents.
September 11, 2015
Despite Patricia Clarkson's performance and screenwriter Sarah Kernochan's expansion of Katha Pollitt's 2002 New Yorker essay, the film still feels undercooked.
September 10, 2015
Together, [Kingsley and Clarkson] have so much to learn, and the operation of an automobile provides so many opportunities for metaphor.
September 10, 2015
An ironically pedestrian movie that doesn't go anywhere adventurous, but the two lead passengers--and Clarkson in particular--make it a more agreeable journey than it otherwise would have been.
September 3, 2015
"Learning to Drive" would be an entirely inert expedition were it not for Clarkson, who plays against Kingsley's sentinel of propriety with her signature radiance and birdlike gracefulness.
August 28, 2015
Learning to Drive feels as if it has been manufactured to elicit as much sweetness as possible.
August 27, 2015
"Learning to Drive" offers some hit-and-miss pleasures, but may finally strike you as pedestrian.
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