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WarGames (War Games) Reviews

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Top Critic
Tom Charity
Time Out
January 26, 2006
The first half has a sardonic edge to it, but the more seriously the movie takes itself the sillier it gets.
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
June 1, 2005
Dated now, due to computer tech, but still tense.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
As a premise for a thriller, this is a masterstroke.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
August 30, 2004
Like a video game once played, tends to disappear from one's memory bank as soon as it's finished.
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
March 12, 2004
Tight little thriller from the '80s.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
November 25, 2003
The movie's effect on Hollywood and the American consciousness can still be seen today.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Fred Topel
About.com
July 14, 2003
Classic techno-thriller. Despite the old hardware, the concepts still hold up today.
| Original Score: 5/5
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
March 10, 2003
One of the first movies to make young and old alike sit up and notice that there was a brave, new world out there...
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
July 30, 2002
Okay entertainment--no deeper than a mud puddle
| Original Score: 3/5

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002
A fun movie with big ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
January 1, 2000
Badham directs the whole thing with economy and pace.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
It's all great stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 1, 2000
Exciting and well-paced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
September 10, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Spence D.
IGN Movies
February 10, 2004
| Original Score: 4/5
Rebecca Murray
About.com
May 1, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
March 12, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
October 16, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
October 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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