The Stunt Man Reviews

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January 29, 2019
The Stunt Man is a brilliant feat of cinematic legerdemain, creating an illusory world in which nothing is what it seems.
March 30, 2017
It's one of the great movies about the movies and a devious exploration of trust in the line between art and life.
March 13, 2015
Pretentious, overenergized, muddled, intellectually bogus, and very entertaining for it.
March 13, 2015
The narrative doesn't come to life until Peter O'Toole wraps it around himself like a Renaissance cloak, and stares pensively into the distance.
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.
March 13, 2015
Lawrence B. Marcus's script, which pits real life against reel life, offers plenty of wit, with most of the bons mots handed to O'Toole.
March 13, 2015
Meticulously constructed and beautifully realised.
July 28, 2013
A puzzle-master's delight.
July 20, 2012
Richard Rush's inventive narrative about the blurred lines between movie reality and factual reality is vastly entertaining, boasting Peter O'Toole in a diabolical, delicious Oscar-nominated performance.
June 11, 2011
Sensationally original.
June 11, 2011
The film twists and turns from scene to scene, carrying the audience on the some whirlwind mind-game...
June 4, 2011
Middle fingers aimed directly at the Establishment - both in tainted Tinseltown and the rest of a pre-Reagan America - are rarely as masterful as this brazen bird flip.
September 7, 2010
Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.
December 1, 2008
O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years.
September 28, 2007
February 25, 2007
December 30, 2006
The Stunt Man plays astonishing mind games with perception and paranoia; it's a truly original piece of work.
April 5, 2006
At the 1980 San Francisco Film Festival, François Truffaut was asked to name his favorite director. He replied, 'I don't know his name, but I just saw his picture last night. It's called The Stunt Man.'
February 9, 2006
The result is a movie filled with gags and excellent stunts which remains curiously humourless at heart. Stunted, not stunning.
April 17, 2005
Strange, challenging and quite great.
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