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The Stunt Man Reviews

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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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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.
Widgett Walls
November 1, 2002
An overlong study in pretension.
| Original Score: 1/5
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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.
Peter Ackroyd
The Spectator
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.
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
March 2, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
June 11, 2011
Sensationally original.
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
November 11, 2004
O'Toole at his tyranical best. Another great performance by the little seen Railsback.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 17, 2005
Strange, challenging and quite great.
| Original Score: 4/5
Bill Gibron
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
Mark R. Leeper
October 6, 2004
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
September 28, 2007
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
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
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Variety Staff
December 1, 2008
O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 5, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
October 17, 2002
It remains one of my all-time favourites.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
January 29, 2004
The Stunt Man is a brilliant and provocative film about the mad mad world of moviemaking.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
September 7, 2010
Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Sean Axmaker
June 11, 2011
The film twists and turns from scene to scene, carrying the audience on the some whirlwind mind-game...
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