Surviving the Game (1994)
Average Rating: 4.5/10
Reviews Counted: 15
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 11
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Critic Reviews: 2
Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 2
Average Rating: 3/5
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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
Apr 15, 1994 Wide
Dec 21, 1999
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
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Charles S. Dutton
F Murray Abraham
John C. McGinley
1st Trophy Hunted
A film that shines mostly for the interesting performances by the cast of character actors.
A guilty pleasure made memorable by a lot of good actors hamming it up as villains.
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.
Did someone say guilty pleasure?
Not a bad twist on "The Most Dangerous Game," but a lot more could have been done with it.
Cheesy take-off of "The Most Dangerous Game," although it's got a lot of low-rent b-movie energy.
Audience Reviews for Surviving the Game
- Cole: You know, Mason. You know why we're gonna find you? Because I can smell your stinking ass from here.
- Mason: Yo, fuck you, Cole. You punk, sellout, motherfucker!
- Hawkins: I like my meat rare.
- Mason: Try well-done, bitch.
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