Pit Crew Needed
Baby Driver
Review by Ross Anthony

A fantastic first half that literally spins hopelessly out of control.

Wow, the film is out the gate with style! The first half taps to the beat of a cinamatic music video. Quirky juicy characters, an interesting set up and plot, and a fresh new style of filmmaking that inspired me to make 10 films by the end of the year. (Sadly, I haven't gotten to that yet. That's on me.)

But then ... uhm, what? Perhaps in an attempt to take this ride down a road less traveled, all the fun skids away. The second half revels in violence despite the lead character's disapproval. But, admittedly, I'm becoming less interested in violence in my movie-going experience. Either way, the beat gets lost in the spiraling plot. Nonetheless, what a first hour! Wow!

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  • Baby Driver. Copyright © 2017.
  • Starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James< Eiza Gonzalez, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx.
  • Directed by Edgar Wright.
  • Screenplay by Ann Peacock, Andrew Adamson, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely Based on the book by C.S. Lewis.
  • Sony Pictures.

Grade..........................B (2.5/4)


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