Baby Driver (2017) Film Review

So many people told me I’d love this film, and that the soundtrack was amazing, and that it had so many things that they knew I loved in films – car chases and fast action and coolness and fancy camera stuff, and all of it. And yet…

There’s a driver for hire, Baby (Ansel Algort). He’s a bit odd… doesn’t talk much, constantly listens to his headphones, is amazing at what he does, can get criminals from their crimes to their endpoints all controlled to the beat of his personal soundtrack. But he needs to do one more job…

I can’t explain why I didn’t like this. Perhaps too much anticipation. Perhaps it was just too cool for me. I’m a huge fan of Edgar Wright, and there’s no real reason for me to have not liked this, but I really didn’t.

Baby Driver was nominated for Oscars for Best Achievement in Film Editing, Best Achievement in Sound Editing and Best Achievement in Sound Mixing, Golden Globes for Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy (Ansel Elgort) and BAFTAS for Best Editing and Best Sound.

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