Gerald's Game Reviews

November 2, 2018
There are some legitimately upsetting moments throughout "Gerald's Game." Yet, it's not long before the nifty tricks give way to over the top revelations.
July 20, 2018
Departing from Jessie's subjectivity, Gerald's Game ends too easily, a contrived and reductive conclusion which departs from the perspective that made the film original, engaging, and meaningful.
October 11, 2017
Too full of busywork to ever get around to dramatizing the horror of being trapped, helpless and alone, which I thought was supposed to be the whole point.
October 6, 2017
Its soon-to-be-infamous degloving scene is best watched through splayed fingers. The film itself is best not watched at all.
September 29, 2017
When it works, it's because of Gugino, the rare performer who can suggest victimized despair and empowered triumph.
September 28, 2017
In bursts, between the memories and the ghostly Who's Afraid of Stephen King? playlets, Flanagan shows that he probably could have made a leaner, meaner, more suspenseful film.
September 25, 2017
Mike Flanagan is an un-ironic humanist, which is rare in the horror genre. And this admirable quality trips him up in the film's second half, which pivots on Jessie learning to stand up to diseased masculinity.