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Ready Player One Reviews

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August 27, 2018
Ready Player One feels empty when you explore its characters, and tries to have its cake and eat it too with the climactic message, which feels downright incongruous with everything thrown at us during the previous two hours.
August 28, 2018
If Spielberg had found a way to inject even a bit of the warmth, wonder, and intelligence we associate with some of his best-loved films, this might have been something special.
August 21, 2018
Nerds and gamers are more than simply white men of a certain age, guys. Give us all characters we can enjoy and embrace.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 14, 2018
For all of the fun that "Ready Player One" thinks it is having, if you look behind the curtain of its stratagems you'll find a ho-hum young adult sci-fi movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
June 28, 2018
The movie doesn't understand what it means to turn the Iron Giant into a weapon, and worse, neither do the characters. There's no actual nostalgia in this nostalgic epic.
May 18, 2018
The end result is a a confusing and muddled message about the "purity" of fandom.
March 11, 2018
An overabundance of pop culture references can't save Ready Player One from its own mediocrity
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 27, 2018
Ready Player One is visually pleasing but at the end of the day, it's just another film heavy on Easter eggs and short on character development.
April 4, 2018
...it's just so hollow, and the characters so shallow, and the world so unexamined that Ready Player One never gets off the ground.
March 29, 2018
It's nostalgia for the sake of nostalgia, and by the time its end credits roll, one wonders if there was anything worth being nostalgic about in the first place.
July 19, 2018
Under the barrage of 1980s macho-nerd pandering, the whole thing is just more exhausting than it should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 4, 2018
But more often than not, it falls into the same trap, preferring to throw reference after reference at the screen without exploring why the sources of those references resonate with the characters, or the audience.
March 28, 2018
The movie is wall-to-wall pop culture references, and while that's exhausting and tedious, it's also inevitable that you it will manage to push your own specific nostalgia buttons.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 30, 2018
Ready Player One needs to throw as many shiny things with nostalgic value at you as it can to cover up how boring the entire affair is.
March 12, 2018
It isn't so much a movie about loving old video games and other cultural artifacts. It's about loving to love those things, which makes Steven Spielberg's film adaptation of the bestselling novel feel hollow.
March 30, 2018
Spielberg's film, which could have done so much more, does not improve on the novel. It's a missed opportunity.
August 21, 2018
Ready Player One is weighed down by so much nostalgia and pop culture references while being devoid of everything else.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 2, 2018
It's official - Ready Player One is Steven Spielberg's worst film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 30, 2018
It may be impossible to separate Ready Player One from its references, and without the Easter eggs, inside jokes, and endless homages, Ready Player One doesn't offer much that is unique to itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 30, 2018
Ready Player One may be a movie about the future, but it is damningly a product of our present.
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