Baby Driver Reviews
The main character, Baby, has tinnitus and plays music to drown out the constant ringing in his ears. Instead of being a side-gag, Edgar takes this to a level never seen before - syncing the music to the world around him. Car doors opening and shutting to the beat, street poles whizzing by while quick drum fills engulf your ears, it's a layer of movie magic that I have not experienced before. In another, the sounds of gunshots perfectly line up with the music. The level of detail is riveting. It's captivating. It's unbelievably immersive. This movie is not all gas and guns all the way through.
One scene that is the antithesis to the gas-guzzling chases and gunfights is a single, continuous, full-body shot of Baby going to get coffee. In any other movie, some character would show up at a table with a tray of coffee in their hand. No second thoughts. Wright dives headfirst into this menial task by adding construction, street musicians, and car horns as well as graffiti that reads what the lyrics of the song are saying. This is no boring stroll down the sidewalk not worth showing. This is a beautiful exposť into Baby's personal life, the joy he feels outside of crime. A reveal of the good side of the getaway driver that is just stuck repaying an old debt.
Really amazing watch. I hadnt heard about the film but found it on a list of Atmos must watch films. Nothing I didnt like about this one!
Special effects: 4/5