A young man, nicknamed Baby (Ansel Elgort), works as a getaway driver to pay off a debt to a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), ‘Doc’.
Might as well lead with the bottom line - you’re going to be hard-pressed to find a more stylish, original and entertaining film this year.
Baby Driver ties action, music and romance together like never before. Everything is perfectly synced to the soundtrack, which is a mix of pop songs found on Baby’s iPod. It’s much like a musical in this sense but so much more subtle than just spontaneous bursts into song. The dialogue, the engines & the gunfire all bounce along to the music.
Despite records playing almost the whole way through, Wright never lets it become a gimmick. The fundamentals are still there; great lead performances and a strong narrative arc are really what take centre stage.
The best musical car chase romance of the 21st century. A must see.