Game Night Reviews

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March 5, 2018
The movie is a hollow throwback to classic comedy, and it shines only by contrast with dull studio competition.
March 4, 2018
The spoofy action set-pieces are ho hum. What's special is the minutiae-based, casually political banter.
March 2, 2018
It's clever, silly, slick and fun.
March 1, 2018
Game Night takes a long time to get rolling. At least the first third is nothing but drab exposition and characterization...but it has enough well-executed bits to make you hope that John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein keep honing their craft.
February 28, 2018
Beats a game of Risk any day.
February 26, 2018
It's very funny, with a script by Mark Perez, and all the pieces fit together like a perfect Rubix cube.
February 25, 2018
Game Night is canny enough to go full-throttle with the absurd and not bother trying to do much with its meager dramatic and/or sentimental elements.
Top Critic
February 23, 2018
The back and forth between McAdams and Bateman is what makes Game Night sing (which is not to slight Horgan's dry wit or Magnussen's elegant idiocy or Morris' magnificent Denzel Washington impression).
February 23, 2018
"Game Night" is a blast, a sharp adult comedy that earns genuine laughs without going lowbrow or diving into raunchy humor.
February 22, 2018
The Game Night co-directors deliver a stylish and good-looking movie.
Top Critic
February 22, 2018
Screenwriter Mark Perez knows the difference between simply making a reference and actually writing a joke - and while the jokes come ceaselessly, they are knowingly and (this turns out to be key) lightly offered.
February 22, 2018
The jokes are witty, the risk is real and there's at least one thrilling plot twist.
February 22, 2018
It won't fix the studio comedy, but it's a welcome, watchable outlier for now.
February 22, 2018
A four-hour documentary pitting Bateman against McAdams in an epic Settlers of Catan match-up would have been significantly more interesting ...
February 22, 2018
Bateman has a natural flair for comedy but it's McAdams who's a pleasant surprise here, a partner who's equally engaging and doesn't settle for playing second fiddle. Together, their on-screen chemistry is a huge bonus.
February 22, 2018
Filled with knowing pop-culture references and deriving laughs from every key character, it's the kind of smart, fast-paced entertainment that makes a pretty delicate juggling act look easy.
February 22, 2018
Like a real-life game night, the comedy may not leave a lasting impression, but it's plenty of fun while it lasts.
February 22, 2018
Bateman's sly way of staying one step to the left of the center of the action extracts an additional layer of humor. McAdams, meantime, does all she can to activate the screwball fizz amid the improbabilities.
February 22, 2018
Some, or even a lot, of the jokes are stupid. But thanks in part to a terrific cast, expert timing and an all-in aesthetic, it's really funny.
February 22, 2018
Shouldn't a movie called "Game Night" be entertaining?
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