Baby Driver

All you need is one killer track
All you need is one killer track

BABY DRIVERΒ (15)

D: Edgar Wright

Tristar/Media Rights Capital/Working Title/Big Talk (Nira Park, Tim Bevan & Eric Fellner)

UK/USA πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ 2017

113 mins


Crime/Thriller/Action


W:Β Edgar Wright

DP: Bill Pope

Ed:Β Paul Machliss & Jonathan Amos

Mus: Steven Price


Ansel Elgort (Baby), Kevin Spacey (Doc), Lily James (Debora), Jamie Foxx (Leon 'Bats' Jefferson), Jon Hamm (Jason 'Buddy' Van Horn), Eiza Gonzalez (Monica 'Darling' Castello), Jon Bernthal (Griff)


Possibly the coolest film of 2017, starring newcomer Ansel Elgort as the title character, a getaway driver for a group of criminals headed by kingpin Doc, who uses a rotating crew to carry out various robberies, with Baby being the only constant member, a quiet teenager with a huge love of music, making his speedy getaway to the accompaniment of his iPod's playlists.

In-between his trysts with the mob, he strikes up a romance with diner waitress Debora and dreams of a life away from crime, but always gets sucked back in by the overbearing kingpin.

The story does get quite messy in the final act, but the first two-thirds of the movie are quite excellent, especially the opening car chase.

The film was a massive sleeper hit in 2017, with many critics naming it amongst their favourite films of the year.

7/10


Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver
Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver
Did You Know:
The studio pressured Edgar Wright to cut the foot chase scene because the movie was starting to go over-budget. Wright deferred a portion of his directing fee to ensure the scene was completed.