“ Baby Driver : All you need is one killer track. ”
Baby Driver is one of the most anticipated movies this year. The latest Edgar Wright movie premiered this month at South by Southwest Film Festival. The film received glowing reviews from critics and it’s already drawing Oscar buzz.
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Here are the critics’ thoughts:
Consequence of Sound – Michael Roffman
No Hollywood suit and no diehard fan could have had the foresight to picture something like this, namely because nobody but Wright had any idea what this was supposed to be. This is something that’s been brewing inside his head for over two decades, and that unquestionable dedication, confidence, and passion fuels each and every scene of Baby Driver.
Indiewire – Eric Kohn
The director’s most ambitious work to date is a wildly successful romantic heist comedy, propelled from scene to scene with a lively soundtrack that elevates its slick chase scenes into a realm of musicality that develops its own satisfying beat.
ScreenCrush – Britt Hayes
Baby Driver, Wright’s first-ever solo screenplay, is a thrilling and original cinematic joyride that pays homage to heist masterpieces while creating a legacy of its own.
The Playlist – Erik Childress
The concept of the car chase suffered in limbo for too long with inexperienced directors too often cutting corners instead of respecting why films like “The French Connection,” “Bullitt” and “Ronin” are still held in high regard today. Like all great students, Wright tips his hat to the teachers and refuses to phone in the camerawork on his stunts.
The Verge – Bryan Bishop
Baby Driver is exhilarating, fantastically entertaining, and mildly frustrating, all at the same time.
The Telegraph – Jane Mulkerrins
Maintaining that same intensity over two hours, as opposed to four minutes, is as ambitious as the bank jobs Doc masterminds for his stooges, but Wright pulls it off with impressive aplomb.
The Hollywood Reporter – John DeFore
A crime-flick love story as Pop-conscious as Wright’s earlier work but unironic about its romantic core, it will delight the director’s fans but requires no film-geek certification.
TheWrap – Sam Fragoso
Rarely do we see a filmmaker start so strong only to end with a whimper. All in all, though, Baby Driver is still worth seeking out, if only for that first hour. Inside those opening 60 minutes is the best action-comedy of the last ten years — full stop — featuring a breathtaking amalgamation of rip-roaring combat, a star-making performance by Ansel Elgort, and a string of clever bits.
We Got This Covered – Matt Donato
Baby Driver proves why we should never doubt Edgar Wright’s vision, because few filmmakers can back their ambition with such quality thrills.
Variety – Peter Debruge
Like all Edgar Wright movies, Baby Driver is a blast, featuring wall-to-wall music and a surfeit of inspired ideas. But it’s also something of a mess, blaring pop tunes of every sort as it lurches between rip-roaring car chases, colorful pre-caper banter, and a twee young-love subplot.
A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
- Director: Edgar Wright
Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Sky Ferreira, R. Marcos Taylor, Jeff Chase.
- Runtime: 115 min
- Release date: June 28, 2017
- Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime.