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Baby Driver

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  Baby Driver Review
Tookey's Rating
3 /10
 
Average Rating
7.97 /10
 
Starring
Ansel Elgort , C.J. Jones, Eiza Gonzalez
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Directed by: Edgar Wright
Written by: Edgar Wright

 
 
 
Released: 2017
   
Genre: ACTION
BLACK COMEDY
OVERRATED
CRIME
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: C
   
Length: 112
 
 


 
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It all works. All of it. The music, the performances, the twists and turns in the plot, the sheer energy and life force of the movie.
(Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times)
Sometimes I just want a movie that kicks ass. And Edgar Wrightís Baby Driver delivers.
(Thelma Adams, New York Observer)
Baby Driver is the best time Iíve had at the movies in months, and, if the world is too much with you (as it is for many of us these days), you may feel the same. Itís a dazzling diversion, a series of cinematic highs that achieve the giddiness of not great art but great entertainment (and thus art through the back door).
(Ty Burr, Boston Globe)
Now this is what I call a summer movie. Baby Driver has it all: thrills, laughs, sex, nonstop action, a killer soundtrack, a star-making performance from Ansel Elgort and a director Ė Edgar Wright Ė who can knock the wind out of you.
(Peter Travers, Rolling Stone)
A supercharged piece of fun unlike any motorized choreography since John Landis destroyed a fleet of cop cars in The Blues Brothers.
(Joshua Rothkopf, Time Out New York)
Having hooked us with style, Wright knows he has to deliver on the story, and he does. His plotting is tight and fluid, wild and ultimately satisfying. Itís the ultimate cliche to compare a movie to a thrill ride, but sometimes the cliche applies.
(Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle)
Sensationally entertaining.
(Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal)
Baby Driver zooms onto the screen with an exhilarating combination of smarts and style.
(Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch)
This is the song of the summer in movie form, a playful ode to car chases, Motown, diners, that moment when you find the exact tune that matches your mood, driving stick, crime capers, í80s movies and love.
(Sara Stewart, New York Post)
Outrageously enjoyable.
(Peter Bradshaw, Guardian)
An awe-inspiring piece of filmmaking from Edgar Wright that plays out as a musical through the lens of an action thriller. Sweet, funny and utterly original ó you wonít see a film like it this year.
(Terri White, Empire)
The mechanisms at work in Baby Driver, while calibrated with hairís-breadth precision, are nothing new. Hereís what is: the sheer glee with which the film prods around in its own clockwork to show you what spins what.
(Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph)
A soaringly high-octane crime movie reminiscent of the best of Quentin Tarantino... He certainly doesnít rein in the violence, which at times is gruesome and, it has to be said, somewhat glorified. But his playful side is never far away, even when things start to look deeply worrying for Baby, who is forced into one final raid on a post office just when he thought he had paid his dues. Will he get to head west on 20 with lovely Debora, or will he have to face the music? All Iíll tell you is that itís a blast and a joyride finding out. I think that if you love car chases, youíll love this movie; Wright choreographs them superbly.
(Brian Viner, Daily Mail)

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