Baby Driver Movie Review

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Now that’s how you do car chases.

Baby Driver is about a young man (Ansel Elgort) who works as a getaway driver for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey). After he meets and falls in love with a waitress (Lily James), he tries to get out of the criminal world. However, this proves to be more difficult than planned.

I was actually very impressed with this movie. I’m not a huge fan of Edgar Wright due to his very particular style. It’s evident in the movie but not super distracting as it is in his other movies. The action scenes, particularly the car chases, are top notch. You can tell a lot of it is done practically. The story is solid and the acting is, for the most part, good. The love story shockingly works and is believable. It also has a very fun soundtrack throughout.

The movie does fall a little flat in the third act. It becomes a little too over the top and predictable. The style of the movie, while not super distracting throughout, did wear on me a little by the end. The are also some little plot holes that are annoyingly evident and i wish some of the characters were fleshed out a little more.

Overall, I found Baby Driver very entertaining. I missed it in theaters and am glad I picked it up and watched it. I found myself very much invested in the story and the romance. It is worth watching for sure. Baby Driver gets a 4/5.