Baby Driver (15)

Rutherglen Reformer - - Reviews -

Breezy, breath­less and de­fy­ing ex­pec­ta­tions, Baby Driver is one of the year’s finest flicks.

Ansel El­gort’s get­away driver Baby blocks out his se­vere tin­ni­tus by lis­ten­ing to mu­sic, which ba­si­cally gives di­rec­tor Edgar Wright an ex­cuse to shape a stun­ning sound­track.

Wright also has a knack for mak­ing every­one in­volved feel like a nec­es­sary cog in the ma­chine. While he’s short of old bud­dies Si­mon Pegg and Nick Frost, Baby Driver is al­most as funny as the trio’s Cor­netto tril­ogy es­capades, with a layer of sweet­ness and light miss­ing from Wright’s pre­vi­ous work.

The ac­tion is di­alled up to 11 as El­gort spins, smashes and soars across, around, over and through the streets of At­lanta, Georgia.

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