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TheTempest Wed 28-Jun-17 23:54:57

We've just been to see this and i really recommend it. Funny touching and exciting- fantastic soundtrack too. Has anyone else seen it? What did you think?

testing123testing123 Thu 29-Jun-17 21:34:02

Loved it! Want to see it again in fact

MusicToMyEars800 Thu 29-Jun-17 21:39:05

I really want to see it, it looks soo good in the trailers! I can't wait to see it now.

Lokisglowstickofdestiny Thu 29-Jun-17 21:41:10

Enjoyed it - very much recommended.

sakura06 Thu 29-Jun-17 22:36:29

Loved it too! Superb soundtrack. It was great!

PacificDogwod Thu 29-Jun-17 22:37:51

One of the first movies is ages I actually want to see on the big screen.
Good to hear so many liked it.

sogladweleftheUK Fri 30-Jun-17 10:44:13

We loved it. Kevin Spacey is my all time favourite actor and I admit to having a tiny little crush on Ansel Elgort!

MusicToMyEars800 Fri 30-Jun-17 10:54:23

I admit to having a tiny little crush on Ansel Elgort! Me too grin glad I am not the only one!

VeryButchyRestingFace Sat 01-Jul-17 19:20:42

I really didn't like this.

Meh, meh and thrice meh.

envy

Riversleep Sat 01-Jul-17 20:49:29

I saw this too. I don't really know what to think. The characters were unoriginal and the romance implausible, yet I can't say the 2 hours didn't fly by. I can't believe I am even saying this about a film, but it would have been much improved by a grauitous sex scene. The romance was like one between 2 14 year olds. They needed some raw animal attraction to make the plot vaguely believeable.

VeryButchyRestingFace Sat 01-Jul-17 21:54:06

but it would have been much improved by a grauitous sex scene

LMAO. YES!!!! 😂

MsAmerica Mon 03-Jul-17 21:03:12

I thought it wasn't bad, but nothing to get excited about. It's very skilled filmmaking, and at times very clever visually, but it's short on character, and I don't see the appeal of Elgort, who was very bland.

thereinmadnesslies Mon 03-Jul-17 21:08:07

What age would you recommend it for? I'm wondering if I could take my nearly 11 year old DS?

sogladweleftheUK Tue 04-Jul-17 09:23:09

Er no I would not take a nearly 11 year old. Baby Driver has a 15 rating and that rating is there for a reason. It is horribly violent and has lots of swearing etc. No way is it suitable for a 10 year old.

VeryButchyRestingFace Tue 04-Jul-17 09:26:08

How would you get your nearly 11 year old in? It has a 15 rating. Does your kid look especially mature?

It's definitely not appropriate for the pre-teen audience.

thereinmadnesslies Tue 04-Jul-17 10:03:19

Sorry my bad, it thought it was a 12A

NikiBabe Thu 13-Jul-17 18:00:43

I loved it.

Fell asleep for about 10 mins in the middle.

Wtf happened when they all go to meet about the new job and ends up in a shoot out. I remember waking up and them quizzing baby about his tapes and then go on the post office

what did i miss?

Merrylegs Fri 14-Jul-17 12:24:02

I can't remember what you missed - and I saw the film last night.

Hmm. I wanted it to be better. It was just too linear I think - not clever enough. Kevin Spacey was wasted tbh.

The whole thing seemed very pleased with itself. Not helped by the directors intro piece at the beginning 'get ready for the ride of your life.' Yup, think I'll be the judge of that, thank you.

There were some stylish set pieces and parts were very watchable but it did descend into a Liam Neeson/Bruce Willis type of relentless action farce towards the end.

I got the feeling the title was thought of first - it's such a great title, and such a cool song. Actually perhaps that was the problem. The story couldn't match up.

And I can't believe not one person, (in all the music/song title discussions) sang Baby Driver to Ansel Elgort. (You're a driver? Called Baby?! C'mon!)

sonlypuppyfat Tue 18-Jul-17 16:46:35

I absolutely loved it, I could easily pay and watch it again, fab film

lucydogz Tue 18-Jul-17 23:13:06

Was OK, not half as good as the reviewers say though.
Some of the filming was wonderful - the scene in the laundrette, with the camera going round and round the actors, also the scene at the beginning, where he's getting the coffee and going back.
But it was way way too long. The last bit, where Spacey, faced with the love of the protagonists, turns into a softie, is total bollocks (I wonder if, as the major star, he had his character tweaked). And John Hamm turning into the Terminator - one minute he's in a car, that's fallen several stories, landed upside down, and burst into flames, and literally the next second he's standing next to the hero. I love John Hamm beyond all reason, but he just didn't fit in the film either.
I thought Kevin Spacey's nephew was great. There was a lot to enjoy, but it could have been so much better.

Agoddessonamountaintop Tue 18-Jul-17 23:48:16

I agree with all the critical reviews. Saw it tonight with a friend and felt a bit embarrassed I'd invited her, tbh. Loved the music and the cinematography but it was a bang-bang car chase fest with a token pretty girl and an increasingly ludicrous plot.
Kevin Spacey's metamorphosis into a teddy bear was totally unconvincing. And giving John Hamm tattoos and a shaven haircut doesn't make him a hard man. Lily James's accent was convincing and the early scenes between the two were sweet but ultimately she was just decoration.

lucydogz Wed 19-Jul-17 11:09:02

nikibabe I saw the scene in the middle, and still have no idea why everybody started shooting. Because I couldn't understand what the Jamie Foxx character was saying most of the time.

Agoddessonamountaintop Wed 19-Jul-17 19:52:47

Because he recognised/was recognised by a cop who'd put him away in the past.

DumbledoresApprentice Sun 23-Jul-17 21:35:43

Really liked it. Great cinematography.

Oliversmumsarmy Sun 23-Jul-17 21:57:03

The romance was like one between 2 14 year olds. They needed some raw animal attraction to make the plot vaguely believeable

Wasn't that the whole point. He was the good guy. A bit on the innocent side even though he was a getaway driver. It wasn't his choice.

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