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Baby Driver

Slick and superlatively choreographed, with a super-charged look and feel, Baby Driver is a pedal-to-the-metal action thriller that rarely lets up, in the vein of The Driver, Point Break, and Heat. Frenzied, frenetic, and as fast-paced as a Ferrari in the red, it’s both a blast and a mess, with a strong opening and a second half that whimpers (or flames out?) before it crosses the finish line.

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Django Unchained

Messy, nasty, outlandish, and overlong, Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained continues two rather unfortunate trends that have plagued 2012 films. First, it suffers from a lack of editing. This is likely intensified in Django due to the regrettable loss of Tarantino’s long-time editor Sally Menke, who died in 2010, shortly after completing Inglourious Basterds. Tarantino has always been self-indulgent (auteurs are often more vulnerable to this characteristic than other directors), but this film could have benefited greatly if it were 135 minutes as opposed to 165.

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