Review - Baby Driver
Updated: Sep 26
Baby Driver was directed by Edgar Wright and stars Ansel Elgort, Lily James, and Kevin Spacey in a story about cars, guns, and music.
Filled to the brim with smart and witty dialogue, exciting action sequences, and an incredible sound-track, Baby Driver thrives on its entertainment value. It’s hard to imagine someone not having a great time while watching the film.
Above all else, Baby Driver separates itself from the rest with its action scenes, in which every gunshot, movement, and word is timed perfectly with the soundtrack playing in the background. It’s mind-boggling to think about how much editing and hard work must have gone into these sequences, and one can only admire the dedication Wright and his team must have put throughout the film’s production.
Going off of that, Baby Driver’s music choices are simply incredible. Every tune fits its scene, and it goes without saying that the movie would not be the same without its soundtrack.
The acting in Baby Driver is also incredible. Watching the film, it feels as if every actor was born to play the character they portray. This applies to not only the lead cast but also the secondary characters, most noticeably in Jamie Foxx’s case.
One of the film’s strongest aspects is the screenplay. The dialogue is funny and witty, while delivering on the emotional scenes with equal quality. This is one of the elements of Baby Driver that makes the film such a joy to watch, even on multiple viewings.
Where Baby Driver struggles is in its plot. All though the plot itself is genius and done very well, there are some moments where the events begin to feel slightly predictable and unrealistic. In addition, there are moments in the movie where characters make decisions that they would never make, based on how they were initially set up in the movie’s introduction.
But, besides that, Baby Driver is an incredibly entertaining thrill ride that deserves to be purchased. Its incredible rewatch value, astounding performances, and clever dialogue all add up to a film that is definitely worth renting and a clear recommendation by us here at The CinemaScope.
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