Baby Driver is directed by Edgar Wright and stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. After working as a get away driver for criminal mastermind Spacey, Baby yearns to start a new life with love-from-afar diner waitress Lily James. After being roped back into the violent heist world however, will he be able to put a stop to it all?
Pedal down, shades on and headphones in - Baby Driver is the year's most exhilarating ride. Straight from the opening pre-credit heist scene the pin is immediately and explosively dropped. Wright's slick musical mixing is a crucial way of illustrating this hypnotic world of fast cars and crime. Music is not only perfectly used to choreograph the action but is heavily used to build mood and atmosphere between the characters. Director Wright proves in spades that movies can be fuelled by a sweet soundtrack if used properly.
Despite its ad campaign, Baby Driver requires more than just one of your senses. It may sound like an all ears experience however the flawless style is largely complimented by Wright's surprisingly picturesque cinematography. Though the film is mainly set around downtown Atlanta, Wright manages to find the most stunning shots in the least promising places. Who knew some of cinemas most iconic visuals could come from a quaint laundromat or diner? That said, incredibly, its possible to see the influence from previous celebrated offerings Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz
It's clear young Elgort has both hands on the wheel. The fame awaited actor manages to sell his performance through little dialog - much like Moonlight - proving a lot more can be said with fewer words. Across the board, Baby Driver is spread with beautiful character acting. Both Spacey and Hamm play as viciously loveable criminals who are certainly more memorable than one would expect from this speedy adventure.
When it comes to originality, quite frankly Baby Driver breaks the mould. In terms of style, script and acting - unbelievably - it's impossible to truly nail the exact genre this film belongs in. With a surprisingly unpredictable climax Baby Driver offers a range of emotions with a slick, sassy storyline.
In the end Baby Driver is an adrenaline kick of high speed action offering a refreshingly different experience. Its stellar direction, acting and story all make for a fantastically fun time. Brought to life with an iconic style of filming and illustrated by Wright's toe tapping tunes Baby Driver is a truly unmissable adventure.
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