Samir Mehta: “It ruled.”
Terrific, stylish car chase crime thriller. Coming from Edgar Wright, I expect a LOT - he's produced three of my favorite comedies, ever. This is a change-of-pace for him, lacking much in comedy. Yet, it's exciting and fun. Not quite the highs of his prior works, but well worth the ride. Side note: maybe the best use of soundtrack in a film since Magnolia.
Scott Hardie: “It ruled.”
Movies like this are a litmus test for your attitude towards the auteur: Does it matter if the story is completely unoriginal if the style is a triumphant success? There's virtually nothing new in this tale of high-speed getaways and double-crossing thieves, but the movie doesn't need to create original characters or stuff its movie full of plot twists when it's this successful of an experiment in music. This one dances along to its soundtrack, timing all of the action on screen to the beat and reveling in the joyousness of each track. It's practically a musical in the way that every scene moves to the music. There's not a lot of substance, but there's an abundance of style.
Scott Hardie: The first trailer and especially the second trailer effectively communicate what the movie does with music. I've been crushing on Vinnie Maniscalco's "TeKillYa" remix since those came out. − December 24, 2017 more by Scott
Evie Totty: “It ruled.”
Wow I could have sworn I reviewed this when it came out.
This was awesome. It was weird seeing an Edgar Write movie without 'The Gang' but really - it didn't matter. This movie jsut did not stop. You were on the edge of your seat the whole time. Jamie Foxx was forking terrifying. Ansel is going to be around for a long time. Hamm was refreshing in a role different than I've seen him in before. Spacey - played Spacey. Even Jon Bernthol's small part was enjoyable. The music. Oh man. The music was definitely one of the starts of the movie. It should have had an acting credit.
Easily one of my top movies of the year.