Gamer

Gamer

29%

Opening

97% Ghostbusters Aug 29
28% As Above/So Below Aug 29
36% The November Man Aug 27
98% Starred Up Aug 27
76% The Congress Aug 29

Top Box Office

92% Guardians of the Galaxy $17.2M
20% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles $16.7M
37% If I Stay $15.7M
21% Let's Be Cops $10.8M
18% When The Game Stands Tall $8.4M
34% The Expendables 3 $6.5M
32% The Giver $6.4M
45% Sin City: A Dame to Kill For $6.3M
66% The Hundred-Foot Journey $5.3M
19% Into The Storm $3.8M

Coming Soon

—— Innocence Sep 05
—— The Longest Week Sep 05
—— The Identical Sep 05
67% Thunder and the House of Magic Sep 05
74% God Help the Girl Sep 05

New Episodes Tonight

—— Jonah From Tonga: Season 1

Discuss Last Night's Shows

75% The Cosmopolitans: Season One
100% Defiance: Season 2
100% Garfunkel and Oates: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
56% Married: Season 1
39% Rush: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Certified Fresh TV

86% The Bridge (FX): Season 2
91% Doctor Who: Season 8
83% Extant: Season 1
89% The Honorable Woman: Season 1
87% The Knick: Season 1
89% Manhattan: Season 1
97% Masters of Sex: Season 2
73% Murder in the First: Season 1
89% Outlander: Season 1
82% Satisfaction: Season 1
87% The Strain: Season 1
82% Welcome to Sweden: Season 1
77% You're the Worst: Season 1

Gamer Reviews

Keith Uhlich
Time Out
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Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

November 17, 2011
Vadim Rizov
L.A. Weekly
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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.

Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly

September 10, 2009
Keith Uhlich
Time Out New York
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Crank's Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor direct with their usual flashy brio, and basso profundo Keith David has a sublime cameo as a cop indignant at the thought of a pistachio peanut butter sandwich.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

September 9, 2009
Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
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In the press materials Mr. Butler informs us enthusiastically that the movie "has all the hallmarks of Neveldine's and Taylor's sick, yet genius minds." At least he's half right.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

September 8, 2009
Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
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Bodies and buildings blow up but this is carnage of the most lacklustre sort, with any momentum petering out long before it's "game over."

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 8, 2009
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
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It's a deeply cynical and joyless point of view, completely lacking in the winking visual style that made Crank worth a look.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

September 8, 2009
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Crass, nonstop action triumphs over narrative and character in this movie-length simulation of a video game.

September 8, 2009
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: D

September 8, 2009
Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
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Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were responsible for the delirious Crank and Crank 2 but left the magic behind.

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September 8, 2009
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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Add an element of interactivity into the hyperkinetic, repetitive action, plodding narrative, and stupefyingly obvious social commentary, and the potential might exist for something entertaining.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 8, 2009
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
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The game sequences are all familiar flash, and zero tension.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

September 8, 2009
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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This was never going to be much, but it could have been more than this.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 1/5

September 4, 2009
Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
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There's plenty of violence, but the movie's already-passe fear of a Web-based world is standard-issue.

Full Review Source: New York Daily News | Original Score: 1/5

September 4, 2009
Rafer Guzman
Newsday
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

September 4, 2009
Josh Modell
AV Club
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It's clear that Neveldine and Taylor could have come up with something deeper, darker, and better for their third act. Instead, they lean on the easy cheat codes of conventionality, somehow forgetting they're better at exploding them.

Full Review Source: AV Club | Original Score: C-

September 4, 2009
Rob Nelson
Variety
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Literally playing an action figure, bulky Butler doesn't deliver a performance so much as a workout routine; the best that can be said for him here is that he shows endurance.

Full Review Source: Variety

September 4, 2009
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