Peeping Tom, Night of the Hunter and a whole host of older films were ignored or given bad reviews upon…
What do you get for the man who has everything?
In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.
In The Game it's all about the ride. Accept this and you're in, decline it and you're out. David Fincher's film coming on the heels of his massive breakthrough Se7en, is a high-concept film, grounded by nifty, youthful talent. It's a fun, energetic and stylish twisty action thriller, pulsing and wild a ride. It's not exactly steeped in realism, but it's one that'll pick you up, jumble you around and give you a fantastic time if you're lucky enough to go with it.
Fincher is about style here as usual, but unlike most of this work where gripping entertainment becomes more by the end, the themes are beginning and the irrepressible fast-paced thrills play off of it. Turning a strange…
When people think of David Fincher, they think of his very edgy, bleak Fight Club. Others might think of his stamp on the Alien franchise or most likely his incredibly dark thriller, Se7en. But when people think of David Fincher, they usually don't even recognize The Game and while it's not his best film, it certainly shouldn't be overlooked as much as it is.
The premise is fantastic: a man is given a gift certificate to play a "game", but when the game starts, it seems there is no end to it. Great, but by the end, I felt like it wasn't executed very well and the script can be very shaky. Despite that,…
"Whereas once I was blind now I can see."
The first Director I ever loved was David Fincher. I had fallen head over heels for plenty of films prior to my realization of the Finch, but I never really developed an emotional connection to the name of an auteur until around 1999. That year, of course, was the release of Fight Club, and at the age of 15 I put it together that the same man was behind three of my favorite films over the course of six years, those being Se7en, the aforementioned Fight Club, and sandwiched in between was The Game.
I will be perfectly honest, when I first saw (and loved) The Game I don't think I…
At the beginning of the second act in David Fincher’s mystery thriller The Game, you have to make a choice. Are you going to be in or out. Will you maintain a suspension of disbelief despite growing implausibility and widening plot holes? If you’re out, you may as well press stop. If you’re in, you’re in for an enjoyable and well crafted ride.
The first act sets up the mysterious conceit; The Game itself. Fincher’s execution is flawless. He teases with questions and never gives you enough information to satisfy. This effectively keeps you leaning forward on your seat hungering for more. Now that the hook is set, it’s time to start spinning the yarn. The very nature of The…
The concept is brilliant, but the film is so unemotional, it fails to really suck me in in the way I'm supposed to be sucked.
Nicholas is not a sympathetic character. At all. I did not care what happened to him, if he was in real danger or not, if he really lost his millions, etc. I could not put myself in his shoes for even a moment. Also, there was no chemistry between him and the woman, so I didn't even care if they hooked up in the end. And speaking of the end, I saw it coming from an hour and a half away. Then it keeps on going for about 5 minutes after it ends.
Oh well. I love the concept, at least. I just hate being told to feel sorry for characters who do not deserve any sympathy.
This is a wholly unemotional movie, and that is never a good thing.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
I did not remember this movie being nearly as terrible as it actually is. But wow it's a stupid fucking movie.
Very interesting movie, but the ending was a bit too unrealistic and kind of disappointing.
Great pacing on display here as each prank builds on the one before leading to a solid finish. Fincher and Douglas are fantastic.
David Fincher's 'The Game' is one hell of an interesting concept. So there's this company, Consumer Recreation Services, CRS for short, they pretty much interview you take down some details about your life and opinions and make a real life game for you. They don't give you any details, you're just expected to trust them.
The central character of the film, Nicholas Van Orton (Michael Douglas), is introduced to us as a filthy rich, lonely asshole. It's his birthday and he's invited out for lunch with his brother (Sean Penn) who gets him a chance to play this game for a birthday present, he tells him it will add some "fun" to his life. Soon after he takes his interviews…
Stylish and engaging but I still don't know what to do with it. This might be Michael Douglas' best performance, though.
The worst adaptation of A Christmas Carol.
Todo lo que pueda decir de esta película les arruinará la sorpresa, así que la mejor reseña que se puede hacer es colocar estrellas sin texto.
Lo peor que pasó fue que predije el final...
I loved this movie until the final ten minutes made me wanna put my fist through the TV. I've seen it four times and I only get angrier at it; two hours of slow-burning, paranoid tension that ultimately thumbs its nose at the audience in the end. Like Michael Douglas, I felt played.
The Game -
The movie seems a little out ,questioning logic.The main plot is about a game which slowly consumes a man's life.JUST to be clear We aint talking no board or video games , this game involves actual people.
Nicolas Van Orton is a big time investment banker who is self centered and when he hires the crs to make The Game he didn't expect it to change his life completely. The movie is decent but it fails to thrill and keep u occupied.When comparing to the director's earlier ventures the movie fails to thrill or leave u gasping for air.I'm only saying this is because this movie came from the creator of se7en and fight club.
- Eyes Wide Shut
- Speed Racer
- Marie Antoinette
- Spring Breakers
- Grand Illusion
- Seven Samurai
- The Lady Vanishes
- The 400 Blows
The entire Criterion collection organized by spine number.
I don't know why I did this.
- A Page of Madness
- Un Chien Andalou
- L'âge d'or
- Meshes of the Afternoon
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