Reviews

Aug 27, 2021
A heckin fun movie, full of stunning action sequences and laughs and winks at the kids who grew up watching Back to the Future and Jurassic Park and E.T. and Indiana Jones.
Aug 21, 2021
Steven Spielberg has basically made the best possible version of this material with the serviceable-at-best script he was given.
Aug 14, 2021
If you go to the movies to watch big blockbusters with big explosions and effects, or to just have an enjoyable time with family and friends, then this is the movie for you.
Jul 20, 2021
It's not nostalgia so much as a hyperactive computer algorithm.
Jun 24, 2021
The setting of the film allows for some truly spectacular action set pieces and these are the strongest parts of the film
Apr 29, 2021
It's a film to watch and enjoy once, but probably not to return to again and again, like Spielberg's best. It's fixated on easter eggs and it's like an easter egg itself: shiny and pretty, inducing a brief sugar high, but ultimately hollow.
Mar 4, 2021
Pure escapism that begs the question, Will there ever be a video game movie that really works?
Dec 7, 2020
While the video game preoccupation is adequately and thoroughly visualized, the real world has plenty of missing details.
Nov 10, 2020
A kid at heart until his end, Spielberg's renegade sensibilities turns Ready Player One into a true treasure.
Nov 4, 2020
The film asks the viewer to find their purpose in life, like Wade has, so there isn't always this instant urge to run off to a different reality as found in video games, movies, or television.
Oct 9, 2020
While Ready Player One is an entertaining thrill ride, its storytelling still feels rather empty.
Sep 21, 2020
Most filmmakers fail miserably when trying to meld together both real and fantasy worlds, yet this is truly where Spielberg reminds us of his extraordinary talent.
Aug 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.
Aug 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 8, 2020
Ready Player One serves as a testament to an outdated and erroneous idea of what nerd culture looks like.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.
Jul 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.