Visionary director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World) returns with possibly his most audacious film to date: Baby Driver, a mix of car-chase action flick and jukebox musical. The movie's protagonist is a fresh-faced getaway driver who goes by the name of Baby (Ansel Elgort); he works for a crew of bank robbers in Atlanta, and listens to music all the time (including during robberies) to drown out the severe tinnitus he developed from a childhood accident. Baby's solitary life changes after he falls in love with a waitress named Debora (Lily James), but when he tries to escape from the criminal underworld and start over, he finds that getting out is easier said than done. Kevin Spacey, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González, and Jon Bernthal co-star. Features music from the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, the Beach Boys, Dave Brubeck, T. Rex, Beck, Blur, Barry White, Queen, Sky Ferreira, Simon & Garfunkel, Danger Mouse, Run the Jewels, and many more.~Jack Rodgers
Edgar Wright creates one of the funnest films of the year in Baby Driver. Great cast, music and a story that keeps you smiling all the way through. Would highly recommend for any fan of action comedies or Edgar Wright.
I’m not usually in a rave about a movie. I’m really extremely picky about films. But this one is just too much. The music, the rhythm and the action all flow into something you must see. Buy it, buy two because you’re gonna want to keep one for the day it sells for $200 online. Definitely a collectors item. 10 Stars!!!
Baby Driver is an enjoyable film, but not up to the expectations that my friends put on it. Definitely something to put on your watch list, but the driving is not up to John Wick standards, or even the xXx series. Good casting helps it out a lot. Kevin Spacey and Jamie Fox definitely bring it to the table. The stepdad subplot is so underdeveloped and horribly handled, that it really ruins any link to reality that this film barely holds onto. I really wanted more driving, stuff that I actually did as a youth. Some of it is cheesy and unrealistic, much is sloppy editing because they didn't want to hire competent drivers, and with a name like Baby Driver you really want a decent dose of hardcore driving. OK, you steal souped up old lady cars with posi traction and a manual tranny, where? They don't mod the cars, they just pick them up and yet they can all burn rubber and have stiff suspensions like drift cars. ugh. Overlook the flaws and realize that this guy did Hot Fuzz and Scott Pilgrim and he deserves some capital for his next jewel. This just wasn't it.