Baby Driver zooms past also-rans to become one of 2017’s best movie

Baby Driver (MA15+)

Director: Edgar Wright (Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World)

Starring: Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Hamm, Jamie Foxx, Eiza Gonzalez, Flea, Sky Ferreira.

Rating: *****

The road goes on for revver … but where will it take him?

THIS is your cinematic traffic report for the week commencing Thursday July 13th.

Put your foot down and keep your eyes up, because all roads lead to Baby Driver.

If you think the Fast & Furious franchise is the last word in cars, crashes, chases and hi-octane heists, then this brilliant, dynamically creative movie is going to mow you down.

For Baby Driver rewrites the four-wheeled film textbook on how to tear up tarmac with style, substance and spectacularly syncopated stunts that just never, ever let up.

Ansel Elgort (no longer to be remembered as the smug dreamboat in The Fault In Our Stars) has the title role of Baby, a highly skilled and decidedly enigmatic young getaway driver going nowhere until he completes one last job for big-time bank-robbing mastermind Doc (Kevin Spacey).

Source: Baby Driver review (2017) by Leigh Paatsch