Ready Player One Reviews

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August 29, 2020
Even the most hardened of cynics can appreciate the take-away message: it's important to live in reality because it's the only thing that's real and the only place you can get a decent meal.
August 26, 2020
Ready Player One won't be remembered as Spielberg's worst film but it's not his best either. It's a purgatory state of a film that understands the appeal of the book but fails to convey those aspects in a satisfactory manner.
July 24, 2020
[I]t's a montage, an audiobook, and a love letter to the art that fuels us. But does it actually emulate the wonder of nostalgia itself? No, not even close.
July 18, 2020
The character development and emotional stakes may be undercooked, but it's such a thrill to watch a filmmaker of Spielberg's pedigree unrestrained and having fun.
July 8, 2020
Ready Player One serves as a testament to an outdated and erroneous idea of what nerd culture looks like.
July 7, 2020
Ready Player One has found a way to bring a difficult-to-accurately-adapt book to the big screen in a way that fashions it into something new and exciting on its own.
July 1, 2020
It ultimately feels like a fan fiction gatekeeping exercise, saying loud and clear that if you don't love the right movies or comics or games, or don't appreciate them in the right way, you're not a real fan.
July 1, 2020
Like Thomas More making his case in Utopia, the example is so good it distracts from the point, leaving a lot of people scratching their heads at what it all means.
June 27, 2020
It's a film that, in addition to being prophetic, is very entertaining, but, above all, it reminds me of those movies and video games that have allowed me to daydream to travel to other realities. [Full review in Spanish]
June 5, 2020
The film is overkill, it's in your face, and it's sensory overload; but it's also a great deal of fun.
May 29, 2020
While it's doubtful the film will ever occupy a sacred place in the pantheon of its influences and it occasionally struggles to evoke that same feeling you had watching one of the many films it channels.
February 3, 2020
If escapism is what you're looking for in a popcorn movie, then Ready Player One is worth the price of admission.
January 17, 2020
Ready Player One is a lot of fun, but it also feels like the end of something. Now that Spielberg is filming his own fanfic, maybe postmodernism has reached its final form.
January 10, 2020
Steven Spielberg used his talents to make a movie with a cotton candy heart, and without the emotion his films usually have any good feelings won't last.
November 6, 2019
It's not just electronic. It's expressive. It's deep.
October 24, 2019
While it won't blow you away with its plot, Ready Player One delivers enough fun and adventure to more than justify the price of admission.
October 17, 2019
The imperfect yet highly watchable Ready Player One will be something movie lovers will go back to again and again to find comfort in [Spielberg's] particular brand of escapist cinema.
September 17, 2019
The kids loved it, the adults had their moments of fun. My favorite bit is the race. BUT... I will never love this film, and the reason is a very simple one: I couldn't help but be constantly reminded of a far better film.
September 16, 2019
A cinematic theme park ride of quite epic proportions.
August 21, 2019
Less about a nerd's worship of his hero than the loneliness of being worshipped by nerds ... In Ready Player One, finding mastery and satisfaction in reiterating the past is inherently melancholy.
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