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Edgar Wright's exuberant 'Baby Driver' is an automotive musical like no other

Edgar Wright's exuberant 'Baby Driver' is an automotive musical like no other

“Baby Driver,” a new vehicular-action-thriller-jukebox-musical-romance from the British writer-director Edgar Wright, is almost as entertaining as it is hyphen-depleting. This is movie craftsmanship and showmanship of a very high order.

In the dazzling opening sequence, a red Subaru WRX carrying a team of bank robbers nimbly weaves in and out of Atlanta traffic, dodging impossible roadblocks and playing shell games with other cars. Through it all, the blare of police sirens barely registers over the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion’s “Bellbottoms,” with its propulsive refrain of “I wanna dance!”

Baby (Ansel Elgort), the exceptional young driver behind the wheel, knows how to...

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