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Ready Player One Reviews

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November 12, 2018
Ready Player One might not be Spielberg's worst film, but it is his most impersonal.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 8, 2018
There's a touch of Spielbergian magic that transcends the choppy, patchwork narrative. It's very difficult not to have an immense amount of fun with Ready Player One in spite of its flaws.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 7, 2018
Perhaps the most compelling thing Ready Player One and the OASIS provides is the glimpse at our inevitable future.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 6, 2018
Despite its many issues, Ready Player One is still an enjoyable ride that ticks all the boxes of a big summer blockbuster.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
November 5, 2018
The dazzling visual flurry on screen is both amazing and emotionally draining, often to the point of excess.... Ready Player One elevates itself beyond genre fodder.
November 1, 2018
Far from perfect but almost obnoxiously entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
November 1, 2018
A once-great filmmaker has taken on a new avatar less heroic than Parzival. It is the avatar of a pandering crowd-pleaser.
October 31, 2018
Spielberg's dreamy love letter to pop culture is a pure joy to take in, hypnotic and grin-inducing in its references, with an unadulterated sense of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2018
It's certainly a far more nutritious experience than the book...and I certainly wouldn't begrudge anyone wanting to escape the depressing world we live in for a few hours to enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 30, 2018
[It's] almost like you can feel Spielberg on autopilot, thinking about more interesting, challenging projects he'll be working on when this is done re-affirming his box-office credentials.
Full Review | Original Score: 3
October 30, 2018
As a focus for our own nostalgia-based serotonin triggers, it's a complete success. As a stand-alone story, not so much. But hey! Pretty shiny things!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
October 29, 2018
It delivers on every level fans have been hoping. It may even be better than its sometimes problematic source material.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 29, 2018
Although there are some fun sequences and genuine wonder to behold, the film is a pandering, noisy, visual mess with a thin plot and even thinner characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 29, 2018
It's Spielberg's sloppiest film since Hook, but still has enough moments that transcend simple nostalgia to make it worthwhile even if it is an uneven thrill ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 27, 2018
If you're impressed by a wave of nostalgic nods to the past, at the expense of anything remotely interesting itself, this is really the film for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 25, 2018
A lot of Ready Player One feels like the audience is watching a video game, but this is one time when I didn't mind not playing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
October 17, 2018
There are literally no creative decision-makers of color who helped bring Ready Player One into being. And it shows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.33/5
October 16, 2018
READY PLAYER ONE is the prime example of just how hollow big budget filmmaking has become and ranks as one of the worst movies Spielberg has ever made, even though it represents an amalgamation of what has made his movies so iconic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
October 16, 2018
The silver screen has rarely felt so lacking in allure, which is either the complete opposite of the point that Spielberg is trying to make or the absolute epitome of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
October 11, 2018
"Ready Player One" is an engrossing thrill ride that feeds off of your pop culture nostalgia.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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