A talented, young getaway driver (Ansel Elgort) relies on the beat of his personal soundtrack to be the best in the game. When he meets the girl of his dreams (Lily James), Baby sees a chance to ditch his criminal life and make a clean getaway. But after being coerced into working for a crime boss (Kevin Spacey), he must face the music when a doomed heist threatens his life, love and freedom.
My favorite film of 2017. It's got action, romance, and great music. If you're not into heavy violence or profanity this is probably not your cup of tea. This film was a welcome breath of fresh air. In a summer filled with sequels and superhero films it definitely stood out. I bought it on blu-ray when it first came out and bought two more on Black Friday as gifts. They arrived promptly.
A master class in how music, editing, cinematography, strong writing, great performances, perfect casting, amazing action stunt work can all work together in the hands of a skilled, confident director. Makes bloated action epics like the Transformers movies look as sloppy, lazy, badly written, stupid as they are. A character has a somewhat convenient, difficult to believe change in heart to make the ending work the way it does, but the rest of the story feels really smart and believable. Beware: the plot involves armed robbery, and Edgar Wright has a penchant for including a couple of jarring, very violent, bloody scenes in most of his movies, although this film is careful to show the fallout and consequences of that violence - the film ultimately has a strong message about owning up to your mistakes, and that crime and violence are ultimately not as sexy and cool as most movies make them out to be. Particularly great music and interesting main character who barely speaks, but has a strong presence.