Games

1967

Games

Critics Consensus

No consensus yet.

67%

TOMATOMETER

Total Count: 6

41%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 60
User image

Games Photos

Movie Info

In this psychological thriller, two wealthy Manhattan art-collectors grow bored with their decadent lifestyle until an eccentric immigrant woman shows up at their apartment selling makeup. Seeing an opportunity for some new fun, they invite her in and ask her, a natural psychic, to give them instructions for new games.

Cast

Simone Signoret
as Lisa Schindler
James Caan
as Paul Montgomery
Katharine Ross
as Jennifer Montgomery
Don Stroud
as Norman
Estelle Winwood
as Miss Beattie
Ian Wolfe
as Dr. Edwards
Pitt Herbert
as Pharmacist
Stuart Nisbet
as Detective
Kendrick Huxham
as Bookseller
William O'Connell
as Party Guest
Ena Hartman
as Party Guest
Joanne Medley
as Party Guest
Jeff Scott
as Party Guest
Eddra Gale
as Party Guest
Rachel Rosenthal
as Party Guest
Luana Anders
as Party Guest
Robert S. Aiken
as Party Guest
Max Lewin
as Party Guest
View All

Critic Reviews for Games

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Audience Reviews for Games

  • Jun 28, 2011
    <div style="width:300px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com/photos/games--1967-14023709"><img src="http://content7.flixster.com/photo/14/02/37/14023709_ori.jpg" border="0"/></a><div style="text-align:center;font-size:10px;"><a href="http://www.flixster.com"></a></div></div> <B><I>GAMES</I> (1967)</B> TV WRITTEN BY: Gene R. Kearney, George Edwards, and Curtis Harrington DIRECTED BY: Curtis Harrington FEATURING: Simone Signoret, Katharine Ross, Don Stroud, Kent Smith and Estelle Winwood GENRE: OCCULT THRILLER TAGS: suspense <B>PLOT:</B> When an enigmatic medium installs herself in a yuppie couple's home, her clairvoyance brings her dangerously close to discovering some skeletons her hosts would rather keep in the closet. COMMENTS: The Montgomerys (Ross, Caan) are a wealthy, urbane, but very unconventional husband and wife. They collect bizarre curios, elaborate games such as morbidly themed pinball machines, hold midnight black masses, and decorate with Tesla Coils, Jacob's Ladders and Van de Graaff generators. The Montgomerys like games of all types, and like to play racy head games with their friends. When an itinerant psychic soothsayer named Mrs. Schindler (Signoret) connives to lodge with them, the Montgomerys scheme up some unusual games in which to include her. Mrs. Schindler has a repertoire of games which she likes to play as well. When the Montgomerys maneuver to manipulate Mrs. Schindler in their own weird amusements, she counters. But when the trio involves an outside party, the diversions spiral out of control, people die, and the dead become undead, begging the question, who is playing who? Several good twists top the toppers in this well-made TV movie from an age when the <I>ABC Movie Of The Week</I> (often horror) was usually well-written and memorable. After years of occlusion, some of these late 60's and early 70's gems, such as <I>Daughters Of The Mind, Something Evil, Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark</I>, and <I>The Screaming Woman</I> are available for viewing again, thanks to the Internet. While contemporary major Network movies tend to be studies in banality, these early horror and occult entries are more entertaining and imaginative than many of today's major studio releases.
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Feb 04, 2011
    Odd, creepy film with a feeling of ambivalence towards all the characters. Somewhat predictiable towards the end but Simone Signoret is always worth watching and Caan and Katharine Ross, just before The Graduate, also turn in good work.
    jay n Super Reviewer

Games Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features