Baby Driver

June 29, 2019 - Fast cars and a pumped up soundtrack fuel this action flick about a young man who drives getaway cars for a criminal mastermind and his crew. Ansel Elgort, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Lily James and Kevin Spacey star. Edgar Wright wrote the script and directs.

Elgort is Baby, a kind-hearted young man who's forced into a life of crime by Doc (Spacey). Doc plans robberies and, in order to pay off a long-standing debt to Doc, Baby works as his getaway driver. Baby seems OK with that until the crew, one named Bats (Foxx) in particular, starts killing people during the heists. By that time, Baby has fallen for a waitress named Debora and paid off his debt to Doc. But before Baby and Debora can drive off into the sunset, Doc enlists Baby for one more job.

Overall review: *** Lots of action and very little dialogue make for a fast-moving two hours. The chase sequences are top notch. The movie seems to have been filmed on location in Atlanta, but the city itself is not a character and Baby could have done his driving just as well anywhere else.