‘The Fall Guy’ 1 MINUTE MOVIE REVIEW | Ryan Gosling & Emily Blunt Shine in This Highly Enjoyable Ride


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The Fall Guy aims to be a crowd-friendly, self-aware, romantic action-comedy that wears its love for filmmaking and stuntwork proudly on its sleeve. And I’m happy to say that it nails it.

Stuntman-turned-blockbuster-filmmaker David Leitch (Deadpool 2, Hobbs & Shaw) proves to be the perfect director for this loose adaptation of the 1980s series of the same name (which I haven’t seen). His eye for slickly crafted set pieces and penchant for charismatic, quippy characters is just right for this highly enjoyable outing.

And he’s got an oh-so appealing, charming, reliable pair of leads to provide that star power. It’s easy to ship Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt; the two are great individually and when together showcase effortless chemistry.

I’ve also got to applaud the locations. As a Sydney-sider, it’s a lot of fun spotting all these familiar locations throughout – including major landmarks such as the Opera House and the Harbour Bridge.

The Fall Guy serves as a love letter to the art of stunt work, paying respect to the teams that set it up and the performers that risk it all to give us jaw-dropping thrills. It’s a nice point of difference.

Laughs, romance, stunts. The Fall Guy sticks the landing.

Universal Pictures