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The Game Reviews

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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
February 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
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

Film4
October 4, 2011
Good looking, tightly controlled thriller. An exhilarating ride that prepares the ground for Fight Club.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
Variety
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.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
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
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
A solid original screenplay -- one of the best out of Hollywood this year.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Dragan Antulov
rec.arts.movies.reviews
February 2, 2004
Full Review| Original Score: 7/10
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
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
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
February 28, 2002
David Fincher has emerged as one of the most provocative filmmakers of the decade.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 27, 2002
David Fincher directs this claustrophobic thriller with visceral punch and stylistic vitality.
April 17, 2001
Douglas disintegrates beautifully against the pressure of a constant and unknown threat, played out by a deliciously sinister support cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
The movie is saved from its numerous plot holes and logic lapses by Fincher's unrelenting directorial style and a strong central performance by Michael Douglas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The Game is the best movie to mess with your mind since The Usual Suspects.
Andrew Collins
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Fincher's worthy and equally dark follow-up to Seven.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
The Game is a mind twisting thriller that keeps you guessing up until, and including, the end.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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