Last year I read Anthony Shaffer's play about two men in a battle of wits to see which one can get the most twisted revenge on the other. I then saw this 2007 remake and, finally, watched the better 1972 adaptation. Jude Law was born in the same month that the older adaptation was originally released in the U.S., so both were 34 years old when this was released (Law was also a producer). In fact Michael Caine is older in this movie than Laurence Olivier was when he played Andrew Wyke and Jude Law is younger than Michael Caine was when he played Milo Tindle, so there is a wider age gap. Harold Pinter added his comedy of menace to the original play, which results in lots of tech surveillance replacing the toys and knick-knacks described in the initial set dressing as well as bisexual manipulation inserted into the game of one-upmanship, which doesn't fit or seem truthful at all. There's a lot of darkness, blues, and grainy security cam footage. Kenneth Branagh directs in a way that doesn't feel very fresh, new, or exciting, despite the high-tech gadgetry. Even though this version is quite a bit shorter than the other one, it drags interminably in places.