Free Guy is a 2021 science-fiction action-comedy film directed by Shawn Levy and starring Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, and Taika Waititi. The film follows Guy, a non-player character in a popular open-world video game, who becomes self-aware and embarks on a quest to save his virtual world from being shut down.
The film received generally positive reviews from critics, who praised its humor, action sequences, and performances, particularly Reynolds’ portrayal of the lovable and relatable Guy. The film was also noted for its commentary on gaming culture and the impact of technology on society.
Free Guy was a commercial success, grossing over $300 million worldwide against a budget of $125 million. It was particularly successful in China, where it grossed over $120 million, becoming one of the highest-grossing foreign films in the country.
The film was released in theaters in August 2021 and later made available on home media platforms. A sequel to the film is currently in development, with Reynolds and Levy set to return.
Duration: 115 min.