The Stunt Man
The Stunt Man (1980)

Cameron is a young veteran who is running from the police when he comes upon a movie set and accidentally causes the death of a stunt man. When Cameron explains his situation to the director Eli Cross, the eccentric man agrees to conceal… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 6, 2002
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Dan Jardine

A puzzle-master's delight.

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Bill Gibron

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.

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Scott Weinberg

Strange, challenging and quite great.

Emanuel Levy

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
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Overall a funny, compelling and curious film that was sabotaged by the Hollywood suits.

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Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

O'Toole at his tyranical best. Another great performance by the little seen Railsback.

Sean Axmaker

The film twists and turns from scene to scene, carrying the audience on the some whirlwind mind-game...

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Mark Bourne

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.'

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Metaphors and surprises galore!

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Apeneck Fletcher
Time after time the camera shows us people in precarious situations here only to pull back to reveal that everything just witnessed was an elaborate gag… More
John Ballantine
A movie of intrigue but lacking in the craft needed to make it a classic.There are enough twists to keep it entertaining but it is not terribly memorable.
Tim Salmons
An effing masterpiece from beginning to end. There is just no two ways about it. Peter O'Toole was right. "This film wasn't released, it… More
Danny Rovira
A breathtaking, innovative and dazzlingly drama about a young fugitive named Cameron played by Steve Railsback in a brilliant performance who stumbles upon a… More
Byron Brubaker
O'Toole always makes me feel uncomfortable. Again he is strange and creepy in this role. I thought I'd be more interested in the behind-the-scenes… More
Alec Barniskis
The satire about auteurism isn't always hitting its mark, but the narrative is inventive and the performances are engaging. What I really respect is… More