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The Game Reviews

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Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

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.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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It's like the most hideously overproduced episode of The Twilight Zone on record, complete with a last twist that pretty much reduces what came before to soap bubbles.

Full Review Source: Washington Post

January 1, 2000
Matthew Sorrento
Film International

[N]ifty filmic style and crackpot sensibility.

Full Review Source: Film International | Original Score: 5/10

October 18, 2012
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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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.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

October 4, 2011
Geoff Andrew
Time Out
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The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The best feature is its unpredictability.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C

January 1, 2000
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide

The Game is an exercise in plotting rather than characterization; as a result, we don't much care who wins or loses.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 62/100

January 1, 2000
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire find yourself thinking of simple solutions to hero's dilemma every five minutes, that's a pretty lame thriller. In The Game, it's more like every two minutes.

Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal

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 Source: Montreal Film Journal | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 10, 2002
Charles Taylor
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Fincher is still working on the assumption that he has better things to do than entertain an audience. Which would be fine if he weren't drawn to such schlocky material.

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January 1, 2000
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper

Director David Fincher again demonstrates his superb sense of moody style, but the script, by John Brancato and Michael Ferris, eventually reduces to a kind of visual and moral psychobabble, a surprisingly banal finale.

Full Review Source: Philadelphia City Paper

January 1, 2000
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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| Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

It's not for everyone and it doesn't make much sense when you stop to think about it, but it's still a lot more fun than Parcheesi.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 1, 2000
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

Once again, Fincher settles for artifice over art.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine

June 5, 2002

Globe and Mail
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| Original Score: 2.5/4

July 12, 2002
Chris Sawin

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 Source: | Original Score: 10/10

October 6, 2012
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Douglas is the right actor for the role. He can play smart, he can play cold, and he can play angry. He is also subtle enough that he never arrives at an emotional plateau before the film does, and never overplays the process of his inner change.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

January 1, 2000
James Berardinelli
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As it's unspooling on screen, the film is hugely entertaining, but there are several significant plot holes that grow wider the more closely they're investigated.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

January 1, 2000
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

"The Game" is a thrilling end run of deception in which a master manipulator is masterfully manipulated.

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 4/4

April 29, 2007
Todd McCarthy
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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.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 26, 2009
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