The director behind Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz is back with a new action comedy starring Ansel Elgort, Lily James, Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, and Jon Hamm.
When a talented getaway driver, driven by the beat of his own soundtrack, meets the love of his life, he tries to dodge his shady past to make the ultimate getaway – with her. Baby Driver premiered at SXSW to rave reviews, including Peter Debruge of Variety, who writes, “Like all Edgar Wright movies, Baby Driver is a blast, featuring wall-to-wall music and a surfeit of inspired ideas.”
Bryan Bishop of The Verge similarly lauds the film and director, stating, “Baby Driver is exhilarating, fantastically entertaining, and mildly frustrating, all at the same time. Wright’s directorial execution has never been better, and he’s able to construct chase sequences that put the Fast and Furious series to shame.” Indiewire gave the film an A- rating, summarizing the film with, “equal parts slapstick and visceral thrills, but never too far from a reality check.”
Perhaps the best assessment of the film’s signature play between narrative and music comes from Jada Yuan of New York Magazine. “Plays out like blasting your coolest friend’s record collection in your car at 100 mph on the Atlanta freeway while cops close in on all sides – essentially what happens in the movie again and again, to always-riveting effect.”
Baby Driver opens in theatres nationwide on June 28th.