Ready Player One

Ready Player One

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Ready Player One

A billionaire Massively Multiplayer Online game creator posthumously challenges his game's players to find his Easter Egg - his entire fortune - in this pop culture-saturated Spielberg sci-fi thriller, based on the hit novel of the same name. Set in the dystopian society of the year 2045, vast numbers of the planet's population escape the awfulness of reality by entering OASIS, the MMO in which the Easter Egg is hidden. All are able to compete, and it's an eager Wade Watts (Tyler Sheridan) who finds the first clue.

2018Rating: M, Violence & offensive language140 minsUSA
ActionScience FictionThrillerBlockbuster
89%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

It’s an accomplished and intermittently hypnotic movie. Yet you may feel like you’re occupied more than you are invested.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Spielberg gets his game face on with spectacular results. One extended scene - no spoilers! - is as fun as cinema gets.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

You're left with the overriding sensation of a master playing someone else's greatest hits.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Its vision of a world fixated on cultural nursery food has a spiky topicality and an occasionally piercing satirical bite.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Others may want to unplug from the paint-by-number characters and shallow plot.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Spielberg looks at legacy in virtual tribute to himself.

3.0
0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A film that's as superficial and hollow as one of the season's chocolate treats, but looks as shiny and welcoming.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It runs too long and drags a bunch in its final third, but make no mistake: This is Spielberg’s biggest crowdpleaser in years, a CGI ride that wields the technology with an eye for payoff.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A rollicking adventure through worlds both bleak and fantastic...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This may be the worst film of Spielberg’s career…

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Spielberg balances sugar-rush nostalgia with an involving story to create a pure, uncynical, cinematic ride that recaptures the magic of his early films.

4.0
0

From the point of view of an avid Ready Player One book fan, Steven Spielberg's rendition of it deviates heavily from the book. While this is not necessarily a bad move (since original screenplays are a rare breed now), the story misses much of what made the book so great. Given the time limitations and the urgency to get the movie out, Spielberg has done...

2.0
0

I loved Ernest Cline's novel and had doubts that even Spielberg could bring it to the screen. So I decided to try and take the film on its own merits, and I think it worked. While the book still wins (hands down in my opinion) this is a really well done version of the story. Things have been changed that I didn't necessarily agree with but the seamless...

4.0
0

Whilst Ready Player One will not become a classic, it is a thorughly enjoyable film with stunning visuals and a compelling plot. The one aspect that I did feel was lacking was the developments of the 'real' world (as opposed to the virtual reality oasis) although this should steer no viewers away. As far as references go there is something for everyone and...

4.0
0

I Think That Ready Player One is simply astonishing and amazingly uplifting in every way. I really like the idea that Steven Spielberg Managed To slip in a Bit Of Chucky The Doll, Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger and the most Popular Scenes From 'The Shining'. I Suggest Really Well Suggest This Movie anytime

5.0
0

If you're in the thick of a mid-life crises and your knee pain is slamming you, go see Ready Player One. It won't provide answers or joint relief but will whisk you away from it all for 2 hours. Which is after all, what I love about movies. As the oldest and dateless gunter in the theatre, I enjoyed immensely the pop culture references and easter eggs as...

5.0
0

It's rather enjoyable at times, with it's dazzling visuals, bland characters and pop-culture filled adventure.

4.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

It’s an accomplished and intermittently hypnotic movie. Yet you may feel like you’re occupied more than you are invested.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Spielberg gets his game face on with spectacular results. One extended scene - no spoilers! - is as fun as cinema gets.

4.0
0
Time Out

Time Out

press

You're left with the overriding sensation of a master playing someone else's greatest hits.

3.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

Its vision of a world fixated on cultural nursery food has a spiky topicality and an occasionally piercing satirical bite.

3.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

Others may want to unplug from the paint-by-number characters and shallow plot.

2.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Spielberg looks at legacy in virtual tribute to himself.

3.0
0
Newsroom

Newsroom

press

A film that's as superficial and hollow as one of the season's chocolate treats, but looks as shiny and welcoming.

0
IndieWire

IndieWire

press

It runs too long and drags a bunch in its final third, but make no mistake: This is Spielberg’s biggest crowdpleaser in years, a CGI ride that wields the technology with an eye for payoff.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A rollicking adventure through worlds both bleak and fantastic...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

This may be the worst film of Spielberg’s career…

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

Spielberg balances sugar-rush nostalgia with an involving story to create a pure, uncynical, cinematic ride that recaptures the magic of his early films.

4.0
0

From the point of view of an avid Ready Player One book fan, Steven Spielberg's rendition of it deviates heavily from the book. While this is not necessarily a bad move (since original screenplays are a rare breed now), the story misses much of what made the book so great. Given the time limitations and the urgency to get the movie out, Spielberg has done...

2.0
0

I loved Ernest Cline's novel and had doubts that even Spielberg could bring it to the screen. So I decided to try and take the film on its own merits, and I think it worked. While the book still wins (hands down in my opinion) this is a really well done version of the story. Things have been changed that I didn't necessarily agree with but the seamless...

4.0
0

Whilst Ready Player One will not become a classic, it is a thorughly enjoyable film with stunning visuals and a compelling plot. The one aspect that I did feel was lacking was the developments of the 'real' world (as opposed to the virtual reality oasis) although this should steer no viewers away. As far as references go there is something for everyone...

4.0
0

I Think That Ready Player One is simply astonishing and amazingly uplifting in every way. I really like the idea that Steven Spielberg Managed To slip in a Bit Of Chucky The Doll, Jason Vorhees, Freddy Krueger and the most Popular Scenes From 'The Shining'. I Suggest Really Well Suggest This Movie anytime

5.0
0

If you're in the thick of a mid-life crises and your knee pain is slamming you, go see Ready Player One. It won't provide answers or joint relief but will whisk you away from it all for 2 hours. Which is after all, what I love about movies. As the oldest and dateless gunter in the theatre, I enjoyed immensely the pop culture references and easter eggs...

5.0
0

It's rather enjoyable at times, with it's dazzling visuals, bland characters and pop-culture filled adventure.

4.0
0