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Baby Driver (2017)

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After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.

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Baby is a young and partially hearing impaired getaway driver who can make any wild move while in motion with the right track playing. It's a critical talent he needs to survive his indentured servitude to the crime boss, Doc, who values his role in his meticulously planned robberies. However, just when Baby thinks he is finally free and clear to have his own life with his new girlfriend, Deborah, Doc coerces him back for another job. Now saddled with a crew of thugs too violently unstable to keep to Doc's plans, Baby finds himself and everything he cares for in terrible danger. To survive and escape the coming maelstrom, it will take all of Baby's skill, wits and daring, but even on the best track, can he make it when life is forcing him to face the music? Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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All you need is one killer track.


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Rated R for violence and language throughout | See all certifications »

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28 June 2017 (USA)  »

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$34,000,000 (estimated)

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$20,553,320 (USA) (2 July 2017)

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$101,689,495 (USA) (20 August 2017)
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Writer-director Edgar Wright conceived Baby Driver in 1994; he adapted the film's original planned beginning into a 2003 music video he directed for Mint Royale's "Blue Song," which starred Noel Fielding as a music-loving getaway driver for a group of bank robbers. A clip of the music video is shown briefly in the movie as the main character flips between television channels. Emma Stone and Michael Douglas were also being eyed to be in the cast. Wright enlisted Ryan Heffington as the film's choreographer to work on the actors' timing and movements in order to sync them with the music soundtrack. See more »

Goofs

When leaving the postal centre they shoot the security guard and in the rush leave their identity masking glasses on, however buddy's glasses are turned off in one cut. See more »

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Bats: What you ladies listenin' to?
BabyBuddy: Queen.
Bats: Queen, huh? Streisand, now Queen. The fuck? What y'all gonna do? Y'all gonna belt out show tunes on the way to the job?
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The "ding" in the opening Sony logo turns into the sound of Baby's tinnitus. See more »

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References Highlander (1986) See more »

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Holy Calamity (Bear Witness II)
Written by DJ Shadow (as Josh Davis), Paul Huston, Daniel Nakamura
Performed by Handsome Boy Modeling School
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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Little more than a mix tape with dull characters and clichés attached to it
15 July 2017 | by (England) – See all my reviews

I read an early tweet that described Baby Driver as 'a mix-tape with a film attached to it' and that proved to be an accurate comment. The tweeter may have thought this was a good thing, but I certainly don't.

Yes, there are some good tracks and the action sequences are elaborate and frenetic (a little too frenetic, actually), but the characters are dull, unlikeable and bear very little relation to the real world. I simply did not believe in them, especially Darling, the sassy, kick ass stock character that only a fool would consider to be a strong female character.

Then there's Baby, whose laconic, boyish demeanour makes him a rather uninspiring protagonist. His romance with Debbie, a cute little waitress, is yawn-inducingly clichéd, too.

If you want a stylish heist film that isn't so bloody try-hard, then watch Drive. It's an exercise of style over substance much like this film, but it has suspense, atmosphere and characters that could actually exist rather than blaring music, mind-numbing action and flat, hateful comic book characters.


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