Movie: Baby Driver
Direction: Edgar Wright
Cast: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Music: Steven Price
Cinematographer: Bill Pope
Editor: Jonathan Amos, Paul Machliss
Genre: Action, Crime, Music, Thriller
What is it about: It’s about a getaway driver, who is coerced in participating in a heist which goes wrong. What happens in the process forms the crux of the story directed by Edgar Wright.
Why it’s disappointing: This could stay put for this movie.
What to watch out for: Once in a while or we can put it like this, once in a blue moon, a film comes by, which gives you that crazy rush. Most definitely “Baby Driver” is one among them. Right from the first frame till the credits roll, it keeps you hooked on to it, even during the drama. Amazing dialogues, which were timed well with slapstick one-liners. The action was so tastefully done involving fast cars, and the stunts were breath-taking. When a film of this genre offers more than it should, it becomes a cult in that respective genre. It plays out the quotient to the point, and holds on to it throughout.
The cast was extraordinary, Ansel Elgort who played the lead “Baby” was amazing, his mood was mellow and sorted out. He was so much under the skin of the character that you can see him as that “Baby” tailor made.
Then it was Jamie Foxx, who was spot on with his one-liners and witty comedy. He adds an extra zing to the style quotient for a movie which was already high on style.
Kevin Spacey, has a vital role and that was perfectly played out by him. Jon Hamm as Buddy, was wicked and did a commendable job.
Eliza Gonzales as Darling, was suited aptly to the character and she was living it. So was Lily James as Debora, who was sweet and perky.
The cinematography by Bill Pope was amazing, as he went to every nook and corner, traveling along with action, it was fun to watch. The editing was brilliant by Jonathan Amos & Paul Machliss. The music in the film was spectacular, most definitely is the high point of the film. It was beautifully arranged by Steven Price.
Verdict: Edgar Wright, did a fantastic job in deriving this action-thriller, which created a benchmark for style quotient. It’s been beautifully etched out, every aspect is so entertaining that you sink in to the film. The music becomes the heartbeat of the action. Don’t miss it, catch it on a big screen to be at the centre of the action.