The Game - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Game Reviews

Page 1 of 3
Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
February 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Sorrento
Film International
October 18, 2012
[N]ifty filmic style and crackpot sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
October 6, 2012
Well-written, expertly paced, and undeniably riveting, The Game is perhaps most impressive in the way it strips down the Nicholas Van Orton character. The whole process is very layered and each layer breaks down Nicholas even more than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
September 26, 2012
This is one of those movies that's so tightly written and densely plotted, it leaves no room for error -- or viewer queries. Unfortunately, the questions will start flying even before the picture's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 4, 2011
This 1997 thriller is fairly entertaining nonsense if all you're looking for is 128 minutes of diversion. But if you'd like something more from David Fincher, the director of Seven, don't get your hopes up.
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
October 4, 2011
Sure, it strains credulity, but it's clever, well-paced and builds to a spectacular -- if not altogether satisfying -- conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Film4
October 4, 2011
Good looking, tightly controlled thriller. An exhilarating ride that prepares the ground for Fight Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Regardless of how far one chooses to buy into The Game -- and the ending ambiguously suggests that it could go on and on -- there is no doubt as to Fincher's staggering expertise as a director and his almost clinical sense of precision.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 29, 2007
"The Game" is a thrilling end run of deception in which a master manipulator is masterfully manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 9, 2006
The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A solid original screenplay -- one of the best out of Hollywood this year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
March 16, 2003
The Game is one of those films that requires the viewer to suspend his disbelief to a great extent, but offers pretty good entertainment in return for that effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
The Game is something more than a stylish thriller, though it dishes up style and thrills in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
You know how some films could be great or have indeed some great moments, but for some reason, are disappointing? This piece is exactly in that category.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The picture provides Douglas with one of his best roles. If he doesn't quite reach the bizarre heights he achieved in Falling Down, The Game makes its own demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
Once again, Fincher settles for artifice over art.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
The rocky blur between reality and fantasy aspires to be a Hitchcockian After Hours, but at two hours plus, The Game gets played out early on.
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
David Fincher has emerged as one of the most provocative filmmakers of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
David Fincher directs this claustrophobic thriller with visceral punch and stylistic vitality.
April 17, 2001
Douglas disintegrates beautifully against the pressure of a constant and unknown threat, played out by a deliciously sinister support cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Page 1 of 3