Maybe I saw a different movie than the critics. Albert Brooks was creepily fantastic. I found Gosling's acting shallow, wooden and not impressive. If the movie was good it wasn't his doing, in my opinion, it was the work of the writer and director despite him. Plus, it's called Drive and had no good driving scenes, just that one short chase with the 300 (this goes against my previous point but it bothered me). The best scenes on the movie were centered on Albert Brooks, in my opinion, but the accolades went to the generic pretty boy. And man was he awful. Again, just in my opinion.
But that scene where Brooks lures the guy in who is afraid of him and kills him? I'll always remember that scene. I don't remember any scenes with Gosling.