Sunday, July 2, 2017
MOVIE REVIEW: BABY DRIVER
A partially deaf getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) gets caught up in a botched heist in this action comedy from writer/director Edgar Wright (Edgar Wright, Edgar Wright). Lily James, Kevin Spacey, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, and Sky Ferreira co-star. ~ Jack Rodgers, Rovi
Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Jon Bernthal, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Release Date: Jun 28, 2017
Runtime: 1 hr. 53 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Edgar Wright’s latest film, Baby Driver, is another strong entry into his catalogue. He delivers a musical infused crime thriller that’s innovative even though the basic plot is well worn. The film has an impressive rhythm from the opening car chase. The impressively choreographed stunt driving is some of the best I’ve seen in a years. It’s a testament to practical stunts that you feel every collision and rumble during any of the sequences. The car chases are far better than any of the CGI infused trickery in another large car franchise. The characters themselves are fun and interesting even if they never feel like actual people. Ansel Elgort makes a fine lead, supplying the character with a healthy amount of innocence and charm though he’s outshined by the supporting characters. Kevin Spacey, John Hamm and Jamie Foxx all deliver fun performances. Spacey is totally in his element as the boss and Hamm and Foxx make for great villains at different points in the film. Foxx is at full level crazy as the most despicable member of the crew. Hamm’s role is tailor suited to his talents of being charming while looking like he’s suffering from a lifelong hangover. Lily James makes for a cute love interest but doesn’t really register when compared to the rest of the cast. Still, Baby Driver is one of the most fun films you’ll watch this year.