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Baby Driver Movie Review

Baby Driver Movie ReviewScore 95% Score 95%

Baby Driver is frenzied; just a CrAzY wild ride!!  It was written, directed and edited with schizophrenic prowess.  In the theatre this weekend, because I know you’re going to go see this, sit back and prepare to have your body attacked by an insanely high energy film where there will be no relief for you from the intensity of the madness playing out on the screen.  Your eyes and ears will be assaulted and your body will stiffen but when you walk out of that theatre you’re going to say (I know you will) ‘I gotta see that again!’  The cinematography, stunts and the special effects are just that good. 

The title refers to Baby (Elgort) who is an extremely talented driver of the getaway vehicles he drives for Doc (Spacey).  Doc is the big crime boss of Atlanta; even has some city police in his back pocket.  Not that Baby is long in the tooth, but when he was much younger, Baby did a stupid thing and took what wasn’t his; that thing belonged to Doc.  A bit eccentric and untrusting of people, Doc never works with the same crew twice and ever since except for this exceptional driver.  Luckily for Doc, Baby is paying Doc back by driving his bank robbing crew to safety until his debt is square.  Luckily for Baby, who isn’t a ‘bad guy’ that time is coming soon.  The film starts when he only has a few jobs left.  He desperately wants free of this obligation because the crews that Doc is hiring of late are getting worse and things are getting more dangerous.

What’s so exhilarating about this flick is that we don’t go into the bank with the crew and see the heist.  We’re inside the getaway car with Baby, waiting for them to come out and get them to a particular destination where they have yet another vehicle waiting for them to calmly drive away from the getaway car in case they were seen.  When Baby has his earbuds in, we are listening to the music with him and the music makes a lot of these scenes.  It’s a well-chosen soundtrack for us to jam to when he’s driving through the gorgeous city of Atlanta; running from cops at high speeds.  Why he loves cars and why he’s into music is because when he was a child, he was in the car when his parents were killed in an accident.  He was listening to music when the car rammed into the back of a truck and ever since, he has a ringing in his ears.  Playing his music is the only thing that momentarily gives him peace from this affliction.  That is until he meets Debora (James).  She gives him hope that there can be a life for him after his criminal behavior.  Debora wants what he wants and in their shared vision of the future, driving fast isn’t in the cards.  However, with Doc in the picture, is driving slow an option?

See Baby Driver… today!!  You’ll laugh, you’ll be shocked, and you’ll jump out of your seat.  Its fast pace will get your adrenaline running and its ending will surprise you… so will the appearance of Paul Williams!  Now, I KNOW you’re intrigued and I know you’re seeing it this weekend if not today, right?  Have fun and enjoy one of the best and most unique action films to be released in a long time.

Baby Driver Movie Review

95%

Summary A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom. Written and Directed by: Edgar Wright Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx

Story
95%
Acting
96%
Production
95%
Directing
97%

About The Author

Shari K. Green

I'm the Sr. Film Writer and Community Manager for tmc.io. I write, direct and produce short films with my production company, Good Stew Productions. I'm now working on my first feature film. My favorite movie is “The Big Chill” and I like the films of Woody Allen, especially “Manhattan Murder Mystery”. I enjoy photography, poetry, and hiking and love animals. I live in Arizona and feel it is an outstanding and inspirational place to live.

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