Director: Edgar Wright
Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Eiza González, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Rated: R (For violence and language throughout)
“Baby Driver” may just be the best musical parading as an action movie I’ve ever seen. Yes, you heard me: I said musical. This is not how the movie is being sold nor do I believe many people will see it as one. They may even deride me for describing the film this way, going so far as to claim that making such a suggestion to be a preposterous proposal. Yet there I was, watching a movie with beautiful chorography and stylish music, all blending together and working off one another to form a perfectly compatable visual and aurel experience. There is even a scene where our title character turns on his iPod, and strolls down to the local Starbucks, dancing in perfect rhythm to the melody while the lyrics are placed all over the streets to let the audience know how to sing along. Yes, there are scenes of violence, car driving, and shooting to be had, but most is matched in perfect synchronization to the music that plays in on the (now outdated) device known as an MP3 player.
Parents, there is some strong language, lots of violence, and some bloody deaths. Some sexual comments are also made by less classy gentlemen. Recommended for ages 17 and up.