When it comes to food we can take stock in Anthony Bourdain’s opinion. When it comes to his opinions on movies, well…
Maybe he should keep his opinions to himself.
We disagree with the food expert. Baby Driver is quirky, different and entertaining. It pushes the envelope. It a movie on the edge, having that “Fargo” feel to it.
Take for example Bats, played by Jamie Foxx. Foxx’s performance gives new meaning to the word “mean.” Foxx delivers a realistic performance, almost making you cheer when the mean SOB, Bats, gets stuck with his ultimate fate in a quick and violent scene.
Overall this is a quick paced movie, providing a carefully crafted balance of entertainment and intensity. This is a quality film, worthy of the accolades it is receiving. Take, the following, for example:
Actor Guillermo Del Toro had a much different take last week, when he used a series of tweets to lay out detailed and glowing praise for the movie.
Del Toro compared the movie’s use of music during its elaborate car chase scenes to Gene Kelly’s dancing in “An American In Paris.” He also compared Wright to iconic action and western movie director Walter Hill, whom Wright has mentioned was a major influence when he was making “Baby Driver.”
“The film is incredibly precise. Flawlessly executed to the smallest detail,” Del Toro tweeted. “Breathtaking Russian arm shots, real-world car mount and foot chases executed with the vigour and bravado of a Gene Kelly musical. This is ‘An American In Paris’ on wheels and crack smoke.” The Wrap
Then there is the driving which takes Baby Driver to a new level…
Sorry Bourdain, you are all wet on this one. Baby Driver is a unique movie experience. In our humble opinion, Bourdain should stick with food…
…and you should see Baby Driver.