The Stunt Man Reviews

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 13, 2015
Pretentious, overenergized, muddled, intellectually bogus, and very entertaining for it.
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Richard Schickel
TIME Magazine
March 13, 2015
The fun lies in the journey. It is a trip of constantly shifting perceptions and sharply etched satirical sketches of movie types. It is also a carnival of bang-up stunt scenes.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011
Sensationally original.
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Variety Staff
Variety
December 1, 2008
O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years.
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The result is a movie filled with gags and excellent stunts which remains curiously humourless at heart. Stunted, not stunning.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
A film that depends on deceiving us has got to play by its own rules. If we are going to be deceived in general, fine, but then we can't be cheated on particulars.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Mr. Rush keeps the film moving busily, sometimes entertainingly, forward. But he seldom offers his audience enough incentive to puzzle through a wild overabundance of riddles.