Baby Driver — Oh, like a chauffeur?

Baby Driver is an action-packed crime comedy film written and directed by British director Edgar Wright. It’s his first movie shot in the US. Edgar Wright is best known for his comedic film trilogy which consists of next movies:

  • Shaun of the Dead (2004)
  • Hot Fuzz (2007)
  • The World’s End (2013)

If you have not watched any of these three films, I highly recommend fixing this delinquency.

The story in Baby Driver is about a young but skilled driver whose job is to ensure the rapid retreat of the robbers from the crime scenes. Needless to say, the film is full of car chase scenes. But it is not as cliched as you might expect it to be.

The main protagonist (Baby) is quite an original and well motivated. Side characters (Buddy, Bats, Griff) are jocular and entertaining. It’s funny to watch how heroes behave in comical situations. It’s interesting to follow the development of complex relationships between the characters (Baby and Doc). It’s joy to listen to witty monologs (Bats, Griff). The soundtrack is catchy and memorable. Waggish love story (Baby and Debora) is extremely amusing especially when they first met. Well-staged action scenes plus amazing visuals with attention to details complement with a well-written script and acting.

As a result, we have a good top rated movie positively acclaimed by both critics and the audience. Baby Driver film is a role model for creators of an awful Collide (2016) movie. If you have watched both movies you will find a lot of similarities. But in a direct comparison of each common feature of these films Baby Driver is, without a doubt, the winner with a huge margin.