Director: Edgar Wright. Cast: Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm, Eiza González, Lily James, Kevin Spacey. 113 min. Rated R. UK/USA. Action/Crime.
Some of the best choreographed car-chase scenes in movie history, accompanied by perfectly-timed songs, and the director's nod to Star Wars in the form an iconic hero with a Han Solo costume, could have made this one of the best action movies in a decade. But then, the story relies too heavily on coincidence, to the point where towards the end, the hero hopes for a plot vehicle (literally and figuratively), and a car appears at that most opportune time. The pitiful part is, the coincidences were completely avoidable. Oh whatever; it's a fun ride.