A genre ride with a rebuilt engine and a sweet paint job, “Baby Driver” is all about movement and sometimes stillness and how a beautiful man looks (feels, seems, is) even better when he’s in glorious, syncopated, restless motion.
He doesn’t have much of an inner life, but he has skills, a heavy back story and a kindly foster father, Joe (CJ Jones, who helps give the movie its faint heartbeat), a deaf invalid with whom he signs.
Wright has put in time with the films of Jacques Tati.
In the main, it’s easy to go with Mr.
Director Edgar Wright Stars Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Micah Howard Genres Action, Crime, Music, Thriller A version of this review appears in print on June 28, 2017, on Page C1 of the New York edition with the headline: Kiss Kiss, Zoom Zoom.