Free Guy (2021)
Director: Sean Levy
Writers: Matt Lieberman, Zach Penn
Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Taika Waititi, Utkarsh Ambendkar, Channing Tha Thom / Hugh Jackman / Dwayne Johnson / Chris Evans / John Krasinski / Tina Fey / Camille Kostak / Brittany Oldford / Ken Nice Israel / Alex Trebek / Laura Spencer / Matthew Caddrop / Michael Tao / Yuto Nomura / Raj Jawa / Jose Gance Alves / Owen Burr Grace / Gabriel Loles / Regina Toffin / Janelle Fegley / Tate Fletcher / Shannon Hartman / Kimberly Howe / Mark Lainer / Mike Devine / Aaron W. Reed / Sophie Levy / Vernon Scott / Naheem Garcia /…
Genre: Science Fiction / Action / Comedy
Region: USA / Canada
Screening: 2021-08-27 (Mainland China) / 2021-08-10 (Locarno Film Festival) / 2021-08-13 (USA)
Length: 115 minutes
Also known as: Clone Man / Explosive Machine Freeman (Hong Kong) / Unscripted Player (Taiwan) / Free Man / Free Man
Rating: IMDB 7.1 / Rotten Tomatoes 80%
When Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a bank teller, discovers that he’s actually a background character in an open-world video game, he decides to become a hero and rewrite his story. Now, in a world without limits, he’s determined to save his world on his own terms before it’s too late.
“Free Guy” is a 2021 science fiction action-comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, and Taika Waititi. The movie takes place within a video game world and follows a non-playable character named Guy who becomes self-aware and starts to question the nature of his existence.
As Guy becomes increasingly aware of his situation, he sets out to break free from his programmed constraints and become the hero of his own story. Along the way, he teams up with a human player named Molotov Girl, played by Comer, to take down the corrupt creator of the game, played by Waititi.
The movie received generally positive reviews from critics, with many praising its humor, visual effects, and overall sense of fun. It was also a commercial success, grossing over $300 million worldwide.
“Free Guy” has been praised for its unique premise and blend of action and comedy, as well as its commentary on the nature of video games and the relationship between players and characters. The film has become a fan favorite and is often cited as one of the best video game-themed movies of all time.