Director: Edgar Wright
Cast: Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm
Genre: Action, Crime Thriller
Country of Origin: UK-USA 2017 113 mins. (15)
Released by Sony Pictures
Baby (Ansel Elgort), a best in the business getaway driver in debt to Atlanta crime boss Doc (Kevin Spacey) meets waitress Deborah (Lily James) who sings B-A-B-Y (Carla Thomas) while she waits table and it's love at first sight and the chance of up-and-out but there's a heist coming up and it doesn't taste good.
'Baby Driver' kicks in with a wow Spencer Blues Explosion 'Bell Bottoms' backed car chase opening sequence that hits the button full on - you couldn't get a better intro.
Writer-director Edgar Wright has come up with a 70s style, action-drama movie that zips along with great one-liners, a spot on support cast, adrenalin rush action set pieces, all wired into Baby's behind the wheel sound tracks that block out his tinnitus and drive the movie. Baby's not a regular crew man. They think he's nuts and he cares for deaf 'Pops' and 'Mom' was, and still is centre place.
Doc's low life crew, one step ahead of the law, play their part - Bats (James Foxx) is a psycho, Buddy (John Hamm) preferred white powder to a Wall Street desk and Darling (Eliza Gonzalez) is a technicolour nails, bubble gum and ear rings feast. And Doc. He's the guy with menace.
'Baby Driver' is a should see, must see, dazzler movie in the old style, with a nod to Walter Hill's 'The Diver' (1978), 'Heat' (Michael Mann, 1995), 'Reservoir Dogs' (Quentin Tarantino, 1992), and 'Point Break' (Kathryn Bigelow, 1991). With a great cast, great script and choreographed set pieces that set you smiling, it's cinema to enjoy, and it's CGI free.