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Highly Suspect Reviews: Baby Driver

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Edgar Wright is the kind of guy who appears to be a little obsessive with the geeky stuff. He made Shaun of the Dead to channel his zombie/horror fixation. Hot Fuzz for cop thrillers, The World’s End for alien invasion movies, and Scott Pilgrim for…well, maybe video games, but honestly I think he was just blown away by the comic book like all of the rest of us. But, not to put too fine a point on it, he’s a geek and his intricate and layered comedies are his versions of building a giant model from Star Trek or something. Now, enter his latest, Baby Driver: a fast-paced (for the first and last act) action musical (of sorts) with Ansel Elgort as the titular “Baby” who works as a getaway driver, and one helluva good one, for crime boss Kevin Spacey. Wright, as it turns out, has a real fixation for some of the classic ‘driver’ movies of the 70s and so, here ya go.

Also featuring Jamie Foxx, Jon Bernthal, Lily James, Jon Hamm, and Eliza Gonzales, Baby Driver is a car stunt-heavy, absolutely music packed and choreographed, action comedy….that we all at least liked. Yeah, some of us merely ‘liked’ it. Check out the review with Chris, Jon, Harris, Beau and Richard to find out why.


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Born in the wilds of northern Virginia, in 1992 Chris managed to put all of his survival skills to use and barely escaped with his life to Austin Texas, where ever since he’s dabbled in everything from plumber’s assistant to sandwich maker, from band to bar management. An opportunity to see theatrical release films for free, by becoming a critic on a local public access show called “The Reel Deal”, turned into a full time job when Chris and his friends decided to take it to the internet. They built the site Spill.com, adding multiple podcasts and animated features, to no small amount of success. During this time, a fortuitous friendship sprung up between Chris and young Brian Salisbury, who was also a local film critic, and they merged their forces of will, and their laundry list of ideas for shows, to eventually build this paradise you see before you.
  • birdy the critic

    Why did this have to be the episode where I get Harris’s references? Riding Bean is amazing, but I’m ashamed I know what Initial D is because it’s awful. Emotionless dude-bros driving cg cars. Huzzah.

    Anyway I’m glad the response to this film has been really positive. I’ve been curious about this movie but The World’s End left me with such a bad taste in my mouth that I wasn’t sure if I could still get automatically excited for an Edgar Wright movie.