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The Stunt Man Reviews

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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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 13, 2015
Meticulously constructed and beautifully realised.
July 28, 2013
A puzzle-master's delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
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.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
September 7, 2010
Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
December 1, 2008
O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years.
December 30, 2006
The Stunt Man plays astonishing mind games with perception and paranoia; it's a truly original piece of work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/5
November 11, 2004
O'Toole at his tyranical best. Another great performance by the little seen Railsback.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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
October 15, 2004
Metaphors and surprises galore!
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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.
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