It's pretty damn awesome actually. I'm surprised the musical aspect of it is the thing that everyone keeps mentioning because it feels like an old school crime thriller first and foremost. The music is indeed awesome with the musical cues mixing with gun shots, tyre spins and everyday sound to create a unique rhythm to the most exciting moments. Most of the songs are defiantly old school too which was surprising given Edgar Wrights fondness for modern music. The thing that stuck with me most though was how the plot constantly goes left when it seems like it's going right. It's consistently surprising in terms of how certain characters react and who ends up filling which role, truly kept me on the edge of my seat. This combined with the central romance like something out of a Bruce Springsteen song and the film totally owned my ass.Everyone in this film knocks it over the back fence with Jon Hamm and Jamie Foxx really standing out along with Ansel Elgort who has real charm like a young John Cusack.
What this film will be remembered for though is the action scenes. Every year there is one film with truly pulse pounding action if we are lucky and Baby Driver fills that role nicely. There's a central scene which felt like the foot chase in Point Break mixed with the scenes in Spaced whenever Michael Smiley would show up.
Baby Driver might be Wrights best film so far.