Shawn Ko’s review published on Letterboxd:
Free Guy is definitely an improvement from some similar predecessors, most notably Ready Player One. However, it still falls flat in many regards. For a film focused on originality and creativity, wanting to step away from franchises and IP, it simultaneously focuses heavily on sed franchises and IP to garner audience support and cheers. Its blatant attempts to appeal to both kids and adults ultimately come to the failure of the film as it is unable to be successful without seeming desperate for approval. The tonal incoherence throughout ends up being the movie's biggest fault and downfall. If Free Guy were led by a more competent director, this could’ve been good if not great, not mediocre.
In saying all this, I surprisingly didn’t hate this movie (as it may seem from my initial thoughts). I went in with no expectations, which definitely helped.