“Baby Driver” Movie Review


Sony Pictures Official Release poster.

Maya Kawano, Entertainment Writer

Sony Pictures Official Release poster.

A few weeks ago, I saw the movie Baby Driver. This movie follows the fast-paced life of Baby, as he gets himself into and out of trouble.  

Baby plays a getaway driver for Doc, an underworld mastermind who schemes a bunch of big bank robberies. However, Baby doesn’t willingly take part. As a teenager, he was caught trying to steal Doc’s car, so he’s only doing this to pay him off. Baby is constantly listening to a soundtrack to drain out the ringing of his tinnitus, along with the horrific memories that caused this. Like a great crime thriller, you will be on the edge of your seat trying to calm the anxiety and suspense this movie creates.  

This movie is eye-catching right from the beginning. Baby drives fast, hard, and oh-so-effortlessly past all obstacles. The constant music playing in the background keeps you in the moment and allows you into Baby’s mindset and emotions. The way he drives with the beat of the soundtrack was one of the most enjoyable aspects of the film.

Also, this movie is different from others of its kind because the most important person in the robberies isn’t there by choice.  

Baby takes care of Joseph, his deaf foster dad, and his new love, Deborah. He promises nothing will happen to Joseph, and when things get too dangerous, he hands him over to a senior care center and even turns himself into the police to protect Deborah.  

It’s also different that he has a soft heart and throughout the movie tries not to hurt anyone. You see him apologizing to victims, motioning to bystanders to leave the building, and he always tries to keep the few he loves safe.

Overall, this movie was one of the best I’ve seen in awhile. From the stunning visuals to the mixed soundtrack, and the way he cares for the innocent. This film was filled with many pieces that were put together so perfectly. It’s still in theatres and you definitely won’t want to miss this one!