Free Guy movie review - Aussieboyreviews


This awesome action-comedy starring Ryan Reynolds is definitely as hilarious and loaded with action as posters and previews suggest. It’s a great film for teens, but contains language and some violence.


When a bank teller uncovers the truth that he’s actually a background NPC in an open-world video game, he decides to rewrite and become the hero of his own story.

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Movie details

Director: Shawn Levy
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi
Writer: Matt Lieberman, Zak Penn
Release Date (Australia): 12 August 2021
Runtime: 115 minutes/1h 55m
Genre: Action, Comedy, Adventure
Country: USA
Language: English


Themes (PG)

Thematic material includes sustained action sequences and mild crude humour.

Violence (M)

The film features sequences of violence including shootings, bone-breaking and a brief bloody injury.

Coarse Language (M)

The film includes uses of “s**t”, “hell”, “damn” and “ass”, in addition to a single use of the word “f**king”.

Sex (PG)

The film contains several references to virginity.

mpaa rating

PG-13 (for strong fantasy violence throughout, language and crude/suggestive references)

Aussie boy's thoughts

Shawn Levy’s action-comedy allows us to receive the wackiest and wittiest character personalties we’ll possibly ever see from Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. On the other hand approaches the great video game-related theme, another well-generated idea alongside the brilliant cast, highlighting the main components to designing a loveable flick worth viewing in the cinema.

Free Guy uses an enthusiastic pace towards introducing the blue-shirt Guy and setting us in a city of nonstop action-packed crime. There are bright and visually-catchy sequences involving explosions, guns and video game-styled action, either in the background or packed up at the front of the camera. Overall, the quirkiness is simply unforgettable.

Audiences will also appreciate the constantly hilarious references, excellent songs and fun-running plot. But before the execution of a story is the writing. The writing for Free Guy occasionally caused areas of the film’s quirky action to become noticeably bland. Teens will adore the popcorn-worthy experience and the surprisingly creative originality, but it involves its very messy and overly disastrous moments.

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