Ready or Not (2019)

Ready or Not (2019)

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Ready or Not (2019)

A bride's (Samara Weaving) wedding night takes a dark turn when her rich, eccentric new in-laws (Adam Brody, Henry Czerny, Andie MacDowell) force her to take part in a deadly game.

"It’s the happiest day of Grace’s life as she marries her fiancé Daniel, a member of the Le Domus family, owners of one of the biggest games companies in the world. Before taking her rightful place at her new in-laws country mansion, there’s a traditional family ritual Grace must play first prior to heading off on honeymoon. But the game that’s chosen turns lethal and everyone must fight for survival." (FrightFest)

2019Rating: R16, Violence, cruelty & offensive language95 minsUSA
HorrorThriller
86%
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A good, if forgettable game, that's fun in the playing.

Directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett deliver on the poster's promise, as a bride goes on a defensive rampage not a million miles away from revisionist Final Girl revamps YOU’RE NEXT (2011) and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012). Samara Weaving plays the blushing bride, forced to play her new in-laws traditional game of chance on her wedding...

3.0
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New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

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Ready or Not is rambunctious fun that doesn’t take itself at all seriously but delivers an assuredly white-knuckle ride.

0
Stuff

Stuff

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Ready or Not does exactly what you want it to. There's plenty of laughs, a couple of well assembled jump-scares, tonnes of gore and a gratifying absence of morality or sermonising. Recommended.

4.0
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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

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As the bungling archetypes run riot within the mansion, it's clear that this is a horror that knows its strengths and undeniably operates best in its more playful moments. The result is loads of bloody fun.

3.0
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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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Ready has a fine time with its setting... and Weaving is sharp enough to play things straight as the ensemble around her goes for the occasional laugh.

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Variety

Variety

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This deranged and darkly comedic thriller... packs subversive pleasures aplenty, exaggerating the anxieties of marrying into an unfamiliar family by confronting its unsuspecting bride with a worst-case set of in-laws.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

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In a year filled with underwhelming horror films, it's ultimately more of the same, a game where the biggest loser is the audience.

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Time Out

Time Out

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As games go, this one's a little too easy to outfox, but it's worth playing if you need a quick diversion, or if the chess moves of The Favourite felt overly vicious - Ready or Not is pure checkers.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

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Wickedly entertaining from start to finish, and painted with enough fresh personality to resolve into something more than the sum of its parts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

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Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy's script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humour.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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"The Most Dangerous Game" with notes of "Rosemary's Baby" and the sassy, snarky 'tude of "Heathers."

0
New Zealand Listener

New Zealand Listener

press

Ready or Not is rambunctious fun that doesn’t take itself at all seriously but delivers an assuredly white-knuckle ride.

0
Stuff

Stuff

press

Ready or Not does exactly what you want it to. There's plenty of laughs, a couple of well assembled jump-scares, tonnes of gore and a gratifying absence of morality or sermonising. Recommended.

4.0
0
New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

press

As the bungling archetypes run riot within the mansion, it's clear that this is a horror that knows its strengths and undeniably operates best in its more playful moments. The result is loads of bloody fun.

3.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Ready has a fine time with its setting... and Weaving is sharp enough to play things straight as the ensemble around her goes for the occasional laugh.

0
Variety

Variety

press

This deranged and darkly comedic thriller... packs subversive pleasures aplenty, exaggerating the anxieties of marrying into an unfamiliar family by confronting its unsuspecting bride with a worst-case set of in-laws.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

In a year filled with underwhelming horror films, it's ultimately more of the same, a game where the biggest loser is the audience.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

As games go, this one's a little too easy to outfox, but it's worth playing if you need a quick diversion, or if the chess moves of The Favourite felt overly vicious - Ready or Not is pure checkers.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

Wickedly entertaining from start to finish, and painted with enough fresh personality to resolve into something more than the sum of its parts.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy's script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humour.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

"The Most Dangerous Game" with notes of "Rosemary's Baby" and the sassy, snarky 'tude of "Heathers."

0

A good, if forgettable game, that's fun in the playing.

Directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett deliver on the poster's promise, as a bride goes on a defensive rampage not a million miles away from revisionist Final Girl revamps YOU’RE NEXT (2011) and THE CABIN IN THE WOODS (2012). Samara Weaving plays the blushing bride, forced to play her new in-laws traditional game of chance on her wedding...

3.0
0