Date watched: Tuesday 20th June 2017
Year of release: 2017
First time watching?: Yes
From IMDb: “After being coerced into working for a crime boss, a young getaway driver finds himself taking part in a heist doomed to fail.”
Well that was a little bit fun wasn’t it.
My husband was incredibly keen to see this movie, and I have to admit it wasn’t really on my radar all that much despite the fact that I’ve loved a lot of Edgar Wright’s movies in the past. I’m really glad we managed to see the advance screening of this movie.
It was fast paced right from the word go, and the pace didn’t seem to drop anywhere; even in the romantic subplot that was going on. The car chase scenes were incredibly tense and action filled, without taking away from the overall plot of the piece.
Ansel Elgort managed to be charming and charismatic as always, and this time in a movie where he actually had very few lines. As the movie moves forward you can’t help but love his character quirks even more. His chemistry with Lily James was fantastic; they definitely make a great on screen couple.
Edgar Wright’s use of music in his movies has often been well recognised, and this time he’s made a movie where the music plays a pivotal role in the progression of the movie. The soundtrack is phenomenal, and I’m looking forward to listening to the soundtrack on repeat.
I went in knowing hardly anything about this film. I’m pretty sure I saw a trailer a little (long) while ago but I remember nothing about it. I wasn’t sure what kind of movie I was letting myself in for, but I’m pleased to say I really enjoyed it, and definitely will watch it again 🙂
My rating: 8/10