Film Review: Spike is Back! Counter Point For ‘Free Guy’

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CHICAGO – Welcome back to film reviewer Spike Walters … “Free Guy” has the sort of premise that seems to tingle with possibility. Ryan Reynolds stars as a background character in a Grand Theft Auto/Fortnite-style video game who gradually discovers the true nature of his existence. There are many different ways to go with this material, but “Free Guy” inexplicably strands Reynolds and us in a half assed romantic comedy about coders instead.

HollywoodChicago.com Oscarman rating: 2.0/5.0
Rating: 2.0/5.0

Reynolds brings just the right tone of bright eyed obliviousness to the role of mild mannered bank teller named Guy. He’s blissfully unaware of the true nature of the game around him and treats the frequent armed robberies at his place of employment as just another minor inconvenience that can be forgotten about after a few beers with his best friend, a security guard at the bank played by Lil Rel Howry. But that all changes when a beautiful badass named Molotov Girl (Jodie Comer), decked out in sunglasses and a slinky jumpsuit, steps into his world and he becomes obsessed.

“Free Guy” is in theaters on August 13th. Featuring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Taika Waititi, Channing Tatum, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Lil Rei Howery. Screenplay by Matt Lieberman and Zak Penn. Directed by Shawn Levy. Rated “PG-13”

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