Gamer Reviews

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Vadim Rizov
L.A. Weekly
September 10, 2009
Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have slowly started garnering actual critical consideration for their Crank movies; with Gamer, they make another good case for taking them seriously.
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
September 8, 2009
In the press materials Mr. Butler informs us enthusiastically that the movie "has all the hallmarks of Neveldine's and Taylor's sick, yet genius minds." At least he's half right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star
September 8, 2009
Bodies and buildings blow up but this is carnage of the most lacklustre sort, with any momentum petering out long before it's "game over."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times
September 8, 2009
It's a deeply cynical and joyless point of view, completely lacking in the winking visual style that made Crank worth a look.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
September 8, 2009
Crass, nonstop action triumphs over narrative and character in this movie-length simulation of a video game.
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 8, 2009
As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Cliff Doerksen
Chicago Reader
September 8, 2009
Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were responsible for the delirious Crank and Crank 2 but left the magic behind.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
September 8, 2009
Add an element of interactivity into the hyperkinetic, repetitive action, plodding narrative, and stupefyingly obvious social commentary, and the potential might exist for something entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
September 8, 2009
The game sequences are all familiar flash, and zero tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 4, 2009
This was never going to be much, but it could have been more than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
September 4, 2009
There's plenty of violence, but the movie's already-passe fear of a Web-based world is standard-issue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Rafer Guzman
Newsday
September 4, 2009
Butler is perfect as a piece of barbequed beef, Kyra Sedgwick plays a sexy talk-show host and there are small roles for John Leguizamo and Chris "Ludacris" Bridges.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Josh Modell
AV Club
September 4, 2009
It's clear that Neveldine and Taylor could have come up with something deeper, darker, and better for their third act. Instead, they lean on the easy cheat codes of conventionality, somehow forgetting they're better at exploding them.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Rob Nelson
Variety
September 4, 2009
Literally playing an action figure, bulky Butler doesn't deliver a performance so much as a workout routine; the best that can be said for him here is that he shows endurance.