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Baby Driver Is One of the Year's Most Confident Films

Baby Driver Is One of the Year's Most Confident Films

And it's got one heck of a great soundtrack to boot. But sometimes a movie is great because it takes an average concept and does it in a fresh, exciting way.

If you're looking for an adrenaline rush this summer, do yourself a favor - see Baby Driver in theaters.

I'm most impressed with Ansel Elgort who plays Baby.

After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

Wright never shies away from pushing the boundaries of what is a fairly straight forward narrative, and in many of his best creative moments in Baby Driver make the film truly shine as one of the best theatrical releases from the past couple of years. Wright delivers in this area too with easily some of the best chase scenes I've seen in a film.

The problem with Baby Driver is that the more it turns to crime, the more conventional it feels and the violence, bloodshed and death are pretty nasty, leaving a bitter taste in the mouth. That music makes the movie feel special. Elgort paces the screen in Baby Driver in a nondescript manner that serves to echo the illusive nature of his day job, thus lending most of the screen to the action, subterfuge, and mayhem that surrounds him. He's graceful, even dancing through the streets at one point. But if he can stick it out, he'll be set for life, and he and his diner waitress girlfriend, Debora (Lily James), can put it all behind them and hit the road for good.

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"What's different is this is a movie about Atlanta - they understood that and helped us in any way that they could". Our Hollywood insider Gino sits down with the starts Ansel Elfort, Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx for a first look. They add some spice to the mix.

"Baby Driver" only slows in the slightest when Baby isn't behind the wheel of a auto or planning the heist. And, boy, does it have some action scenes!

However, he once came very close after he noticed someone watching it on a flight.

"Baby Driver" begins with a bang - a showstopper of an opening number reminiscent of the ecstatic traffic jam in "La La Land", only this time with the cars themselves as the dancers. The casting of the villainous characters is spot on with impeccable performances byJon Hammand Jamie Foxx, who bite into their meaty roles like hungry sharks. It tells a good story, even if that story isn't particularly new.

Peter Bradsshaw (The Guardian): "It's such a amusing and engaging film, packed with sheer brio and good nature, showcased most entertainingly in Baby's amble down the street to get coffee for his comrades, and then his amble back, showing all the resulting streetscape vignettes in reverse ..." It's a movie that I could watch and interpret, but it's also one that I could just sit back and enjoy.

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