Saturday February 22, 2020

Film: Caper crumbles under wall of sound

Without something of substance to hang everything on, Baby Driver dissolves into a soundtrack accompanied by a movie

2nd July, 2017
Ansel Elgort, Jamie Foxx, Eiza González and Jon Hamm in Baby Driver

Edgar Wright likes to mash cinema genres together. It’s his thing. Having created the zombie romantic comedy genre with Shaun of the Dead, the folk horror buddy cop comedy with Hot Fuzz and the alien invasion bromance with The World’s End, the British writer and director gives us his action musical Baby Driver, an all-singing, all-driving crime caper in which every pulse of adrenaline is matched with a track from his mix-tape....

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