Let's be realistic.
Good concept, poorly executed.
Beautiful, moving film.
I really wanted to like this movie. I feel terribly cynical trashing it, and that's why I'm giving it a middling 5. Actually, I'm giving it a 5 because there were some superb performances.
So I give this movie 7. It started as really good and it was entertaining and longer and longer it took this film i was more and more bored. I mean why you kept it going after that busted robbery scene was just stupid. Pretty much it killed the this movie.Soundtrack was amazing. One of the best in years. Shame that this movie was not.
Haven't been as disappointed in a movie in a looooong time. Best part was opening driving segment distributed on YouTube years ago. Jon Hamm & Jamie Foxx delivered terrific performances. That's it
I recall this film having Oscar buzz when it came out, but now that I've seen it I'm wondering how that is even possible. It is SO boring and pointless! The main character has tinnitis, but so what? Was that supposed to make him sympathetic? Newsflash to Edgar Wright, that didn't make him remotely sympathetic. This is a film about murderous criminals, but there is no clever Tarantino-esque dialogue or quirky characters here. I actually found myself become angry at the lame, utterly derivative plot. One scene that stood out as particularly unbelievable was the foot chase, when Baby is running from the police. He runs like lightening for blocks, through a crowded park, through multiple levels of a shopping mall, leaping from escalator to escalator, even stopping briefly to change his jacket. In real life, only someone running equally as fast, never losing sight of him, would be able to follow a run like that. Yet somehow, despite their heavy gear and guns, despite they're also chasing the two accomplices who took a different escape route, and despite the distinct impression that Baby has outrun them by at least a block or two, every time he turns around, throngs of police magically appear and spot him. Really poor, contrived staging!
Amazing. From the start to the end makes you see the story inside you. Amazing...