A fantastic film that's so bright and lively baby driver is an amazing watch, truly compelling and with a fantastic beat the action seemingly never stops, all of this is bumped by an amazing cast who all knock their performances out of the park and absolutely brilliant movie
With a name like Baby Driver I couldn't expect any intelligence from the movie. I didn't. I guess this was supposed to be a care free fun movie; just sit back and be entertained. This movie was trash. It was one long play list with some driving, shooting, killing, stealing, and falling in love. I wanted to like it but I found the plot so utterly ridiculous and the characters utterly repulsive.I'm not here to insult anyone who likes the movie because I don't like doing that. Different strokes for different folks and far be from me to insult a persons tastes. As for me, I found no entertainment value in the movie. There wasn't a single character I liked except maybe Bats (Jamie Foxx) but they made it very clear what his final destination would be. On top of that the script was silly as were the behaviorisms of just about everyone. I never had an inclination to watch this movie. Now you're asking, "Why did you even watch it?" Well, someone recommended it. Told me I'd be pleasantly surprised. Wasn't. This movie was awful. Oh to be rich and crank out a movie written while on a drug trip.
I recall this film having Oscar buzz when it came out, but now that I've seen it I'm wondering how that is even possible. It is SO boring and pointless! The main character has tinnitis, but so what? Was that supposed to make him sympathetic? Newsflash to Edgar Wright, that didn't make him remotely sympathetic. This is a film about murderous criminals, but there is no clever Tarantino-esque dialogue or quirky characters here. I actually found myself become angry at the lame, utterly derivative plot. One scene that stood out as particularly unbelievable was the foot chase, when Baby is running from the police. He runs like lightening for blocks, through a crowded park, through multiple levels of a shopping mall, leaping from escalator to escalator, even stopping briefly to change his jacket. In real life, only someone running equally as fast, never losing sight of him, would be able to follow a run like that. Yet somehow, despite their heavy gear and guns, despite they're also chasing the two accomplices who took a different escape route, and despite the distinct impression that Baby has outrun them by at least a block or two, every time he turns around, throngs of police magically appear and spot him. Really poor, contrived staging!