Do You Buy Albert Brooks as a Menacing Criminal?


Here’s the trailer for Drive, a new thriller starring Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman and….Albert Brooks? As some sort of scary crime boss? OK. The movie looks fine I guess, but really, is it possible to really be frightened by Albert Brooks? I imagine that if he caught you he would slowly kill you via good-natured insults, over a very long time.