Baby Driver: A Movie Review
“The name’s Baby. B-A-B-Y Baby.”
Tonight, I saw the movie Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, with two of my best friends, Maddie and Bethany. All three of us LOVED the film.
The film got a 93% from critics on Rotten Tomatoes, and I couldn’t agree more with the rating.
Stylish, exciting, and fueled by a killer soundtrack, Baby Driver hits the road and it’s gone — proving fast-paced action movies can be smartly written without sacrificing thrills.
This movie had me on the edge of my seat and hooked on the plot from start to finish. Easy to get into, and with the motif of music and sound, the script was fresh and lively, full of little quips, but with, in fact, very little dialogue. That being said, the dialogue that did exist was absolutely brilliant, each line witty and serving a purpose. Little bits of music and dancing served as bright spots in what could have easily been a dark and moody film.
The story is of a young adult named Baby, who is working for a crime boss as his getaway driver. Roped in a young age after his parents tragically died in a car crash, “Baby” has to live completely secretively, besides the companionship of his deaf foster dad, and, soon, his newfound love, Deborah.
Put in your metaphorical earbuds, turn the key in the ignition, and enjoy the cinematic highlight of the summer so far. –Christopher Orr
I personally rate the movie a 90%. The acting was spot on, much of it absolutely brilliant.
The script is witty, fun, and has a clear beginning, middle, and end.
The action scenes are intense, appear high-budget, and incredibly well sequenced.
Overall, this movie is absolute must-see.
Just ask my friends– I was gasping and “oh no!”-ing and oohing and ahhing the whole way through.
Edgar Wright’s start to finish sensation is blessed with killer car chases, a star-making turn from Ansel Elgort, the year’s best soundtrack and the most fun you’ll have at the movies all summer. –Peter Travers