The Game

The Game

The Game

Michael Douglas is a wealthy banker who gets dangerously lost in a mysterious game in this thriller from Oscar-nominated Se7en director David Fincher. Within moments of receiving a gift certificate for the game for his birthday, he finds himself consumed by the set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the game ends and reality begins.

1997Rating: M, Violence & offensive language129 minsUSA
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Variety

Variety

Regardless of how far one chooses to buy into The Game - and the ending ambiguously suggests that it could go on and on - there is no doubt as to Fincher's staggering expertise as a director and his almost clinical sense of precision.

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Time Out

Time Out

The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Douglas, who delivers a new shade of cruel elegance each time he plays another urbane monster, is the ideal star for this vigorously contrived thriller.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

Douglas is the right actor for the role. He can play smart, he can play cold, and he can play angry. He is also subtle enough that he never arrives at an emotional plateau before the film does, and never overplays the process of his inner change.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Fincher's worthy and equally dark follow-up to Seven.

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BBC

BBC

Douglas disintegrates beautifully against the pressure of a constant and unknown threat, played out by a deliciously sinister support cast.

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