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Baby Driver (film review)


Film: Baby Driver
Year: 2017
Genre: Action, Crime, Thriller
Directed By: Edgar Wright
Starring:  Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm
About: After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw3F9lfA21Y

My Review:
Having never seen this movie and having owned it for a couple of months I decided to give it a watch and I am so glad I did as this film was better than I expected it to be.

Baby Driver is about a man called Baby who is working for a crime lord to pay him back for something in the past however when all of the money is paid up and he thinks that he is finally free he gets pulled into one last job that he does not want to do.

I thought that this film was really good in showing why he had his headphones in all of the time and how he was still able to know what everyone was saying and his passion for music. I thought by having him live with someone who had to do sign language was good as that is  not really seen in movies and explains how Baby still knows everything which is happening around him when other people think that he is not listening to them. This movie did also have great car chases and a lot of action which seemed necessary and not forced which was something I did find went well with the film as a whole. Not only this but by adding a little humour with the Mike Myers masks did make me laugh and showed how the people were still human and that they still made mistakes like everybody else does. The love interest in this movie was also a good way of showing how Baby wanted to change his life and give her a life she always wanted however without making it cheesy and like the film is focused upon their romance instead of the work that Baby has to do. I do find myself liking Ansel Elgort as an actor more with everything I see him in and find that he was a perfect choice for playing the main character in Baby Driver.

I would recommend this movie to those are looking for an action film which isn't all explosions but a bit more of the real world. I will definitely be seeing this movie again and I am so glad to have picked this film up.

My Rating: 4/5 

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