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The Game Reviews

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February 27, 2018
The rational side of my brain can pick this movie apart until all that's left is incoherent threads. The movie-mad side, happy to lose control, had a hell of a good time.
October 22, 2017
...a top-tier thriller that doesn't always seem to get the respect and admiration it clearly deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
February 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 18, 2012
[N]ifty filmic style and crackpot sensibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 6, 2012
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 | Original Score: 10/10
September 26, 2012
This is one of those movies that's so tightly written and densely plotted, it leaves no room for error -- or viewer queries. Unfortunately, the questions will start flying even before the picture's over.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 4, 2011
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.
October 4, 2011
Sure, it strains credulity, but it's clever, well-paced and builds to a spectacular -- if not altogether satisfying -- conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 4, 2011
Good looking, tightly controlled thriller. An exhilarating ride that prepares the ground for Fight Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 26, 2009
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.
April 29, 2007
"The Game" is a thrilling end run of deception in which a master manipulator is masterfully manipulated.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
February 9, 2006
The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...
April 9, 2005
A solid original screenplay -- one of the best out of Hollywood this year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
March 16, 2003
The Game is one of those films that requires the viewer to suspend his disbelief to a great extent, but offers pretty good entertainment in return for that effort.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 15, 2002
The Game is something more than a stylish thriller, though it dishes up style and thrills in abundance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 10, 2002
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 18, 2002
The picture provides Douglas with one of his best roles. If he doesn't quite reach the bizarre heights he achieved in Falling Down, The Game makes its own demands.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
Once again, Fincher settles for artifice over art.
March 24, 2002
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.
February 28, 2002
David Fincher has emerged as one of the most provocative filmmakers of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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