In the near future, a weary Logan cares for an ailing Professor X, somewhere on the Mexican border. However, Logan's attempts to hide from the world, and his legacy, are upended when a young mutant arrives, pursued by dark forces.
Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? Written by
Kenneth Chisholm ([email protected])
Three Oscar winners are featured in this movie, Kevin Spacey (who won two awards for Best Actor in a Leading Role for The Usual Suspects and American Beauty), Jamie Foxx (Best Actor in a Leading Role for Ray), and Paul Williams (Best Original Song for A Star is Born). See more »
Near the beginning of the film, when Baby prepares a meal for Joseph, as the camera follows Baby around the kitchen a reflection of the camera operator appears on the microwave door. See more »
New Orleans Instrumental No. 1
Written by Bill Berry (as William Berry), Peter Buck, Mike Mills (as Michael Mills), Michael Stipe (as John Stipe)
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of Concord Music Group/Universal Music Group International
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Little more than a mix tape with dull characters and clichés attached to it
I read an early tweet that described Baby Driver as 'a mix-tape with a film attached to it' and that proved to be an accurate comment. The tweeter may have thought this was a good thing, but I certainly don't.
Yes, there are some good tracks and the action sequences are elaborate and frenetic (a little too frenetic, actually), but the characters are dull, unlikeable and bear very little relation to the real world. I simply did not believe in them, especially Darling, the sassy, kick ass stock character that only a fool would consider to be a strong female character.
Then there's Baby, whose laconic, boyish demeanour makes him a rather uninspiring protagonist. His romance with Debbie, a cute little waitress, is yawn-inducingly clichéd, too.
If you want a stylish heist film that isn't so bloody try-hard, then watch Drive. It's an exercise of style over substance much like this film, but it has suspense, atmosphere and characters that could actually exist rather than blaring music, mind-numbing action and flat, hateful comic book characters.
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