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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Ghostman's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    A cynical and enjoyable dark satire of filmmaking and it features a cunningly charismatic performance by Peter O'Toole as a sociopathic director. I must say the tonal changes sometimes feel off and I think Railsback's performance was missing something, I also thought his character's 'Ice Cream' speech was ludicrous. A fine film nonetheless.

  2. Laurs Kemp's rating of the film The Stunt Man

  3. Muraki's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    4.5 again with the decent, cool & elegant Peter o'toole

  4. msmichel's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    My desert island pick. A total pleasure from start to finish featuring a perfect script by Richard Rush and Lawrence Marcus and impeccable casting especially the three leads Railsback, Hershey (her best) and O'Toole. An exceptional score by Dominic Frontiere is featured. The mini-genre of films about filmmaking is best represented by this tale of a maniacal director willing to sacrifice all. "How tall is King Kong?'

  5. OcioActivo's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Movies about movies are wet dreams for cinephiles. O'Toole is simply splendid at the God-complex/fearing figure. The real terror for the poor fugitive/stuntman & for audiences devoted to him is how easy it would be for the director to kill him. That elusive perfect shot brought by adrenaline is worth chasing & having control over this man is perfect for it. Didn't enjoy the ending because it felt like it pulled back.

  6. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Like De Palma's Blow Out, a vaguely schlocky premise becomes a game where reality (or the perception of it) is constantly in doubt. But where Blow Out would raise such provocative questions about what goes into a film, The Stunt Man is less focused with its themes, coming off like a loose jam session between Mel Brooks, Fellini, and Roger Corman. Less than meets the eye? Maybe. But what meets the eye is wondrous.

  7. greyladycine's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    I love movies about movies but Railsback made watching this film tedious at times. Which doesn't really make any sense, because except for the filming scenes, my favorite scenes were the ones with Eli and Cameron. Maybe Peter O'Toole just makes everything better.

  8. Nick Potter's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    As great as The Stunt Man is, the total lack of charisma in the form of a lead actor stops itself from being even more. The script and the story are very well done, letting the audience see a tale of madness the character wish could be kept secret. Peter O'Toole is magnificent as always, and Barbara Hershey more than carries Steve Railsback's weight.

  9. Dallas Swindell's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Great period piece about the madness/absurdity of Hollywood production, actors, extras, and oh yeah, directors. A great interplay of personality deceit keeps the movie thematically on point until it's final moments.

  10. Dominic Simard-Jean's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    American ``remake`` of Truffaut's Nuit Americaine. Instead of relationship drama, this one focuses on large scale action sequences, and everyone one of them in the film is masterfully handled, especially the chase scene on the hotel's rooftop. Other than O'Toole's performance though, the human aspect of this film isn't very convincing, the backstory is purely there to set up the cheap thrills.

  11. Joe Pryweller's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    One of the few movies to capture the insanity and borderline psychosis behind Hollywood's fantasy machine, and O'Toole is perfect is a director close to madness. But the movie settles for a soppy ending, a Hollywood of the '70s feel and stagy dialogue that undercuts the message.

  12. gaffordKINO's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    First film shown in my first college film course.

  13. jamesey's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    I don't know how to rate this one. I loved the premise and theme of the movie, but the acting from everyone not named "Peter" was really bad. The pacing was weird too. The editor could have done some more work.

  14. film_lies101's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Railsback derails this film, hahaha

  15. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Hollywood eats itself, and finds itself quite tasty, thank you very much.

  16. Kevin's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    I read these reviews in awe, was anyone present in 1980? Did anyone go to movies then? I did, and absolutely loved this film with Barbara Hershey and Peter O'Toole. We were just learning about film then, and used movies like this as lessons. I copied onto vhs, then dvd, now streaming. GIVE US MORE...

  17. Ben Loory's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    there's a really good movie hiding behind this film somewhere but you can't see it for a number of reasons, first being that they cast a guy with no charisma, intelligence, or emotional range in the lead role. just totally flat guy with nothing behind the eyes. script hints at larger issues and peter o'toole is of course great, but in the end it basically feels like a (pretty fun) movie of the week

  18. Terri Wise's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    I've got to stop watching these late 70s/early 80s films with post-Vietnam and sexual-politics-in-flux-gone-wrong subtexts. There's a goofy decadence to them. I guess it's the editor in me that wants to distill them down to their strongest elements and dispense with the rest. Yes, without a doubt, Peter O'Toole is the reason to watch this film.

  19. Konrad Szlendak's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Weird... kind of actor's movie.

  20. Partner in der Kriminalität's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Cinematography during some points where amazing but the movie fell flat in my opinion. It had its high points but left me wondering if Eli was a madman or not they never fully explained that which is kind of big since that is the whole premise of the movie.

  21. Andhika Eka Buana's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    The score: It has to be the most Fellini-esque score i've ever hear in Hollywod film. Humming it over and over and over.

  22. Wortzik's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    Ei (the director)i: How tall is King Kong? Cameron: Three foot six and that's what you're gonna be if you don't pay my thousand dollars!

  23. Hunter Duesing's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    The concepts in this film are meaty and the themes are brilliant, but the wonky pacing and stretched running time prevent it from achieving true greatness.

  24. SALESK's rating of the film The Stunt Man

    All hail Peter the Great.

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