Part I: Absolute comedy. Definitely a great film to watch and hilarious. Not perfect though, but at times it had me in stitches. A strong 8/10.
Part II: Still very funny, but you can tell it wasn't thought through quite as well as the original. I get why they reused a lot of jokes, but I think they reused a few too many. The odd reference here and there is fine but not too much. I'd say a 6/10, but only because it was still funny.
Part III: A bit more of a weird one, and frankly the only film they could have made, but perhaps that says they possibly should have just not made it at all. Worth watching, but I'm not sure why. 5/10.
I had no real great expectations of a great story, but it was not bad, But this has universally bad music throughout. The music is supposed to help pull you into a story, not make you wonder what tone deaf moron was picking this shit. If you can't sleep, or you like bad music, it is worth a watch.
The soundtrack was very late seventies, early 80s-tastic. But it fitted the athmosphere of the film, so I was okay with it.
There are lots of films about filmmaking, State and Main, La Nuit Americaine and Living in Oblivion being the most obvious. Then there are films about film as an art and the people who make them, like Hugo Cabret, Sunset Blvd. or A Star is Born. "Holy Motors" by Leos Carax of "Les Amants du Pont-Neuf" fame, opens a third catagory: A Film as a metaphor for the process of world-creating and enacting of people's lives in the medium of film. At least, that's what I think it is about.
Factually, it is a film about a man driving from appointment to appointment in a stretch limo. Only thing is, each of his "appointments" consists of playing a different person: He's a motion capture actor, then an old beggar lady, then a father picking up his teenage daughter from a party. it is weird.
And then he is an accordionist:
This whole thing is so meta I still can't really wrap my head around it, but it definitly is one of the visually most striking films I've seen for a long time. The tracking shots of the sudden musical sequence are eye-wateringly beautiful.
A bit of a tangent, but if you liked the Drive soundtrack you might be interested in Outrun as well, which is music with a similar 80ies inspired style (you'll see a lot of Kavinsky posted there for example).