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Free Guy
A bank teller who discovers he is actually a background player in an open-world video game, decides to become the hero of his own story...one he rewrites himself. Now in a world where there are no...  View more >

Starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Taika Waititi...  View more >

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Please Note: Reader Reviews are submitted by the readers of The BigScreen Cinema Guide and represent their own personal opinions regarding this movie, and do not represent the views of The BigScreen Cinema Guide, or any of its associated entities.

Sep 22, 2021
To enjoy Free Guy, you'll want to be a fan of the humor and style of Ryan Reynolds. If you are, you're going to be rewarded with a funny movie that doesn't go as far as the Deadpool movies content-wise.

I feel like this is a bit of a mash-up of Ready Player One and The Truman Show. The video game virtual-reality aspect is an easy connection to make, and the movies is very dependent upon the main character to carry the movie, and his self-awareness of the situation is part of the appeal. This gets back to Ryan Reynolds, because just as the success of The Truman Show depended upon Jim Carrey's talent and connection/reputation with the audience, Free Guy's enjoyability hangs on Ryan Reynolds' abilities and the goodwill he has earned through his past on-screen performances and his celebrity on social media.

The good news about all this is that it all works and Free Guy is a good way to spend time away from the real world. I don't think it's as good as Ready Player One. It is at the same level as The Truman Show, but without the poignant ending. As such, I don't think it's worth owning when it comes to video, but it's definitely worth seeing in the theater or renting... once.

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