Baby Driver

Baby Driver

Edgar Wright (2017)

107min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
In a revved-up reworking of traditional car chase and heist movies, Ansel Elgort stars as Baby, the barely-past-adolescence but whizzkid getaway driver for crime lord Kevin Spacey and his psychotic crew of thieves (Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal). It's a life Baby wants to leave behind for a loved-up future with perky waitress Lily James, after the obligatory "one last job" settles a past debt to the perma-scowling Spacey. Director Edgar Wright cut his teeth paying hilarious homage to pop culture on TV's Spaced and the big screen's Shaun of the Dead, but that fan-boy charm comes unstuck when there's a bigger box of toys on offer. The presence of a brace of Oscar winners in the cast is only an occasional distraction from the sense that we've seen it all before, and never quite so wink-to-the-audience smug at that. The bravura action sequences are undeniably well choreographed, accompanied by a constantly surprising and eclectic soundtrack (mostly filtered through Baby's ever-present iPod earphones), so it's a shame the disjointed plot of this fast and spurious jaunt frustrates at every corner taken in fifth gear.

Summary

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver with tinnitus takes part in a heist doomed to fail. Edgar Wright's music-themed action thriller, starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jon Hamm.

Cast & Crew

Baby Ansel Elgort
Debora Lily James
Doc Kevin Spacey
Bats Jamie Foxx
Buddy Jon Hamm
Griff Jon Bernthal
Darling Eiza Gonzalez
Eddie Flea
Baby's mom Sky Ferreira
JD Lanny Joon
The Butcher Paul Williams
Courtroom interpreter Walter Hill
Joseph C J Jones
Director Edgar Wright
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: SonyGuidance: Violence, swearingAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 28 Jun 2017
Drama