Baby Driver (2017)

6/10
Baby Driver is exactly like every heist movie ever made, with the exception of the getaway driver. Ansel Elgort is brilliant here, but I just never got deeply invested in his character, his problems, or skills. I felt more connected to Kevin Spacey’s character because he is flat-out as ruthless as they come, and he just plays those particular parts so naturally. The rest of the cast including Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, and Eiza González are great as thugs, even though they bring tons of baggage and problems which over complicate the plot. If you go into the film expecting it to be non-stop crazy driving stunts, you’ll be disappointed since there are only a handful of those stunts and not a whole lot about cars. (Remember, this isn’t the Fast and Furious.) I get the whole point of the movie is a good guy stuck in a bad situation, who would do anything to get out of it, but to hype up this movie as not stop action flick is a tad bit misleading. These days movies are pumping up out amazing soundtracks to get people invested in the story. There are some great songs and some unusual ones to supplement the action, it will be up to you to decide whether it works or not.

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