The Game Reviews

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October 31, 2019
A classy thriller, and yet further evidence of how Michael Douglas was able to nail these WASP-in-peril roles.
June 8, 2018
Douglas finally musters one of his best performances to carry Fincher's essay on self-reliance to its exciting, if absurd endgame.
February 28, 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.
February 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.
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.
October 4, 2011
Sure, it strains credulity, but it's clever, well-paced and builds to a spectacular -- if not altogether satisfying -- conclusion.
October 4, 2011
Good looking, tightly controlled thriller. An exhilarating ride that prepares the ground for Fight Club.
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.
April 9, 2005
A solid original screenplay -- one of the best out of Hollywood this year.
February 2, 2004
May 20, 2003
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.
October 15, 2002
The Game is something more than a stylish thriller, though it dishes up style and thrills in abundance.
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.
February 28, 2002
David Fincher has emerged as one of the most provocative filmmakers of the decade.
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.
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.
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