Baby Driver | Chicago Reader

Baby Driver

Writer-director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) has been mashing up genres since he was an amateur filmmaker in his teens; here he tweaks the caper film by replacing the familiar figure of the aging protagonist who's in for one last score with a fresh-faced kid (Ansel Elgort) who's in debt to a criminal mastermind (Kevin Spacey). The hero is music mad and skilled at the wheel, which befits a movie powered by fast cars, a throbbing soundtrack, syncopated dialogue, and balletic violence. Oozing menace as addicted bank robbers, Jamie Foxx and Jon Hamm are all the more charismatic thanks to Bill Pope's luscious noir photography. Credit Jonathan Amos and Paul Machliss for the razor-sharp editing, and look for a cameo by director Walter Hill, whose 1978 thriller The Driver helped inspire this sleek exploitation flick.



  • Edgar Wright


  • Ansel Elgort
  • Kevin Spacey
  • Lily James
  • Jon Bernthal
  • Jon Hamm
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Eiza Gonz├ílez
  • Flea
  • Sky Ferreira
  • Lanny Joon


  • Nira Park
  • Tim Bevan
  • Eric Fellner
  • Edgar Wright
  • Rachael Prior
  • James Biddle
  • Adam Merims
  • Liza Chasin
  • Michelle Wright

What others are saying

  • Reviews (4)

    Showing 1-4 of 4

    Add a review
    Current Rating
    3.8 out of 5

    Add a review


    Select a star to rate.