Ready Player One Reviews

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August 5, 2019
No characters, lead or supporting, feel fully drawn out or have complete arcs.
June 18, 2019
To call Ready Player One superficial is irresponsible because that adjective has the word "super" in it. So Ready Player One is, at best, "ficial."
March 21, 2019
There are definitely seeds of an interesting premise here, but unfortunately, they degenerate into a bundle of clichés overloaded with pop culture allusions.
February 26, 2019
If you're willing to enjoy Ready Player One superficially you'll have a good time. If you spend longer than five minutes thinking about it you'll consider it a crime against cinema.
February 24, 2019
It's a repetition of the old bugaboos we know so well, packaged in a slick, CGI-heavy wrapping that is not as interesting as it wants to be.
January 29, 2019
... sensorially exhausting pyrotechnics.
January 26, 2019
It's a movie with a storytelling approach that feels as old and cliched as some of the inspirations it's trying to evoke.
December 21, 2018
Dishes out a liberal serving of memberberries piled-high atop a generic, hollow bowl.
December 7, 2018
Ready Player One, despite its pedigreed director, amiable cast, and eye-popping visuals, mistakes tired references and slick action sequences for personality
November 12, 2018
Ready Player One might not be Spielberg's worst film, but it is his most impersonal.
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 30, 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.
October 28, 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.
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.
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.
August 28, 2018
It's definitely not the book-and that's good. Unfortunately, however, it's not a great movie either.
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 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 27, 2018
There are so many times that Ready Player One could have wrestled with its nostalgia love or more problematic elements, but instead it's just a movie with no there there.
August 22, 2018
Nerds and gamers are more than simply white men of a certain age, guys. Give us all characters we can enjoy and embrace.
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