Drive Hard

What happened to John Cusack?

In this colossally unfunny Aussie buddy comedy, a washed-up racecar driver (Thomas Jane), now giving driving lessons in Gold Coast, is abducted by a criminal (John Cusack) and forced to be the getaway driver in a bank heist. They banter insipidly.

Jeez, what happened to Cusack? He used to be an A-lister, watchable whatever he was in. And I’m not sure what Jane’s talents were, but I’m now sure that comedy wasn’t one of them. Tasteless, amateurish, repetitive, poorly filmed, lame acting throughout and the slowest chase scenes—essentially the whole movie—ever filmed. Not even trashy fun. (92 min)