I was pleasantly surprised to find I could rent and/or buy OGF on Amazon Prime this weekend, and I gladly sat down and watched it...twice.
The film is undeniably lush in visuals - all saturated in long, deep shadows, blues, reds, and neon magentas. All Bangkok at night - wet and seedy.
The film plays like a fever dream, and parts of it are. Very little dialogue (did you think Drive was lacking dialogue? You ain't seen nothin), and long, contemplative takes.
I'll say the psychology of the film is deep and interesting - a TON of Oedipal issues going on here along with some Hamlet-like impotence thrown in for good measure. But, it's definitely all about Julian's (Gosling) journey to understanding his manhood and place in the universe.
Unfortunately, the film is, at best, half-baked. Tons of psychology, symbolism, and intense performances to compliment the visuals. But, no real characterization or true depth. It's wannabe Lynch. And, while Lynch didn't always nail it, when he did (Blue Velvet, Mulholland Drive) his films were remarkable and unforgettable whereas OGF is only somewhat memorable.
It's certainly worth a look if you are an avid cinemaphile. If you're looking for another Drive, look elsewhere.