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Surviving the Game (1994)


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The Richard Connell short story, The Most Dangerous Game, has been adapted for the screen many times. In this updated version, the rapper-actor Ice-T plays Mason, a homeless man whose best friend and his dog both die on the same day. Cole (Charles S. Dutton, a relief worker, tells Mason that there's a job available that entails leading a hunting expedition in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest. The desperate Mason signs on. The hunting party is led by two CIA agents, Burns (Rutger Hauer) and


Action & Adventure

Eric Bernt

Dec 21, 1999

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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All Critics (20) | Top Critics (6) | Fresh (4) | Rotten (11) | DVD (2)

A film that shines mostly for the interesting performances by the cast of character actors.

August 15, 2012 Full Review Source: Cinema Crazed
Cinema Crazed

A guilty pleasure made memorable by a lot of good actors hamming it up as villains.

September 29, 2005
Fantastica Daily

This thoroughly absurd action flick that thinks it has some sort of social conscience, badly needs a what-the-heck-were-they-thinking smack upside the head to humble it.

December 27, 2003 Full Review Source: Flick Filosopher
Flick Filosopher

Did someone say guilty pleasure?

April 27, 2003

Not a bad twist on "The Most Dangerous Game," but a lot more could have been done with it.

December 5, 2002
Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Cheesy take-off of "The Most Dangerous Game," although it's got a lot of low-rent b-movie energy.

October 22, 2002

Audience Reviews for Surviving the Game

Cole: You know why we're gonna find you Mason? Cause I can smell your stinkin' ass from here.

A hilariously bad action flick that stars Ice-T as a bum, selected to participate in a man hunt on a secluded island. The story is a loose adaptation of The Most Dangerous Game and has both Rutger Hauer and Gary Busey competing for craziest actor of the year and F. Murray Abraham far away from getting his Oscar for murdering Mozart.

Jack Mason: ALWAYS check the barrel.
January 11, 2009

Super Reviewer

Good film, but still a poor man's Hard Target.
February 19, 2013

Super Reviewer

An interesting premise, very average movie.
October 27, 2007

Super Reviewer

    1. Cole: You know, Mason. You know why we're gonna find you? Because I can smell your stinking ass from here.
    2. Mason: Yo, fuck you, Cole. You punk, sellout, motherfucker!
    – Submitted by russell b (13 months ago)
    1. Hawkins: I like my meat rare.
    2. Mason: Try well-done, bitch.
    – Submitted by russell b (13 months ago)
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