The Stunt Man 1980

Critics score:
89 / 100

Reviews provided by RottenTomatoes

Richard Schickel, TIME Magazine: 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. Read more

Janet Maslin, New York Times: 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. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Sensationally original. Read more

Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader: Pretentious, overenergized, muddled, intellectually bogus, and very entertaining for it. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: 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. Read more

Geoff Andrew, Time Out: The result is a movie filled with gags and excellent stunts which remains curiously humourless at heart. Stunted, not stunning. Read more

Variety Staff, Variety: O'Toole is excellent in his best, cleanest performance in years. Read more