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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
William Goss
December 17, 2009
At times striking, and at others silly, and and yet at others sickening, but never too stupid, at least not compared to so much else flash and pop peddled to the masses these days.
Maitland McDonagh
November 3, 2009
A streak of genius runs through this dystopian vision of a world in where VR games are played with real people ... it touches some exposed nerves before retreating into clichés.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
September 21, 2009
Like the 'Crank' films, this is an absurdly exaggerated, outlandishly crass and alternately inventive and appalling depiction of a man violently fighting to liberate himself from the forces that seek to control him...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kim Newman
Empire Magazine
September 18, 2009
An injection of adrenaline straight to the eye - which isn't entirely a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Daniel
Sky Movies
September 18, 2009
With its nano-technology synching different brains together, spyware programs attached to DNA, and a double dose of bad taste served up with a side-dish of splattered brains and skull fragments, Gamer is still mad, bad, and dangerous to know.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tony Horkins
Total Film
September 18, 2009
It won't win points for originality or depth, but the Crank boys are still on their game as far as sex, violence and sheer unapologetic excess go. High concept, high octane, highly likely to end up a post-pub staple.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2009
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor deserve some credit for being upfront about their desire to deliver purely adrenaline-driven action cinema and for making it look brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
September 17, 2009
Were Stanley Kubrick and Russ Meyer alive and their minds merged "Being John Malkovich"-style, the clash of their ids and egos might yield "Gamer." It will make you feel putrid, but it's satire that's sadistic, salacious and audaciously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Lyles
Gazette (MD)
September 11, 2009
attempts to lure audiences in with its fast-action but also provides a surprisingly thoughtful commentary on control and freedom and the means some will go to achieve it.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2009
Puts the viscera in visceral but a thought-provoking exploration of our increasingly disconnected society in drag as mindless action.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Vadim Rizov
L.A. Weekly
September 10, 2009
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have slowly started garnering actual critical consideration for their Crank movies; with Gamer, they make another good case for taking them seriously.
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
September 9, 2009
A profound assessment of society's dangerous potential, made by people who are part of the problem.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
September 9, 2009
Perhaps the most deliriously demented film of the year. I say that with honest admiration for the deliriously demented.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kam Williams
September 7, 2009
A cautionary tale issuing a dire warning about the prospects for humanity in a world where machines lead and people follow.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Luke Y. Thompson
E! Online
September 4, 2009's clearly intended as comedy - the two filmmakers play a constant game of "can you top this" in a manner that suggests they dared one another to make each scene loonier (and more solidly R-rated) than the last.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rafer Guzman
September 4, 2009
Butler is perfect as a piece of barbequed beef, Kyra Sedgwick plays a sexy talk-show host and there are small roles for John Leguizamo and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Chris Bumbray
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
September 4, 2009
In the space of ninety minutes, we get a body count that has to be in the triple digits, loads of T & A, and even a full on musical number
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Matt Pais
September 4, 2009
At what point would we resist an opportunity to indulge our desires in a supposedly guilt-free setting? Kudos to Gamer for managing to be both action-packed and thought-provoking.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
September 3, 2009
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Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012

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