Gosling and Blunt Light Up the Screen in "The Fall Guy"

The story of the film follows stuntman Colt Sievers (Ryan Gosling) who returns to work after the big star of his ex-girlfriend's upcoming film Jodi Moreno (Emily Blunt) goes missing

by Sededin Dedovic
Gosling and Blunt Light Up the Screen in "The Fall Guy"
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The long-awaited action comedy "The Fall Guy," starring Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt, hasn't hit theaters yet, but critics have already had the privilege of experiencing what the film is all about. The film centers on Colt Seavers (Gosling), an experienced stuntman who is lured back to work when the rising star of his ex-girlfriend's upcoming film Jody Moreno (Blunt) mysteriously disappears.

Based on early reviews, "The Fall Guy" appears to be a crowd pleaser, with praise for its action sequences, humor and heartfelt homage to the often underrated world of stunt performers. Stuntman was once one of the most popular professions and stuntmen were real stars.

However, with the development of technology and CGI effects, this profession has been unjustifiably neglected. Currently boasting a glowing score of 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, the film has received rave reviews for its celebration of stunt work.

Inverse's Matt Donato calls it "a wonderful love letter to the underappreciated stunt profession. This is pure, full-throttle fun that can only come from someone with a deep passion for the craft." Valarie Complex of Deadline Hollywood Daily echoes this sentiment, describing "The Fall Guy" as "a hilarious and thoughtful tribute to the stunt community, interweaving action with a poignant exploration of the sacrifices made by these unsung heroes." Rolling Stone's David Fear particularly notes the sizzling chemistry between the leads, writing, "On the surface, 'The Fall Guy' could easily blend into the background noise of a dozen other action movies.

Then Gosling and Blunt start flirting and you're fighting and suddenly you're an inch from the edge of your seat." Collider's Peri Nemiroff adds to the chorus of praise, saying, "I had a big smile on my face from the opening scene to the credits of 'The Fall Guy.'

It's a brilliantly crafted action flick that absolutely pulsates with energy and charm throughout its 125-minute running time." With a stunning cast, a focus on often-overlooked stunt performers and a blend of action, comedy and romance, "The Fall Guy" looks poised to be a cinematic knockout.

Moviegoers will have to wait a little longer to experience it for themselves, but based on the early buzz, it looks like the wait will be worth it.