John Hamm

‘Baby Driver’ Review – A stylish and original mob movie

Baby Driver is a stylish and completely original mob movie that is a welcoming breath of fresh air within a summer movie season that has been just okay so far.  The film follows Baby, a get-away driver who has been coerced into working for a crime boss and must pull off daring escapes from impossible heists.  However, he is looking for his chance to leave the life behind and just when he thinks he has a plan, things get really crazy really fast.

Director and writer Edgar Wright brings a specific style of direction that only he can bring to a film, and it works perfectly for Baby Driver.  The movie is full of great car chases, top acting, crazy and colorful characters, and awesome music.  There are very few movies out there where only a specific director could tell a particular story, but in this case Wright is the only director that could have pulled this off.  Only Edgar Wright could have selected the music heard throughout the nearly two-hour long runtime and accompanied it with all the action, character moments, and humor in the movie.  The movie can almost be classified as a musical because of how the music is written into he script, and complements everything the characters are doing.  (more…)

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