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3.0
587 Ratings

Game Night

United States, 2018
Comedy

Synopsis

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

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Game Night Directed by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein’s film scores high marks for its intricate scripting, excellent ensemble (including MVPs Rachel McAdams and Jesse Plemons, whose stone-faced cop is a foil for the ages), and sense of momentum. While most studio comedies peter out at the halfway mark, Game Night picks up speed and peaks pretty close to the end (like a good action movie should).
June 28, 2018
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It’s diverting without being engaging, amusing without being funny, conspicuously shaped and crafted without being inspired, performed and directed with a tethered energy that suggests a big engine roaring in neutral. Yet, in a peculiar way, it seems like something of a breath of fresh air in the realm of movie comedy, albeit only by contrast with the ambient staleness.
February 22, 2018
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The directors, John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, who were behind the repellent 2015 film “Vacation,” show relative restraint here. . . . The movie is a pointed reminder that Ms. McAdams is one of cinema’s most accomplished and appealing comic actresses. It’s almost heartbreaking to contemplate how amazing she would be in a new comedy that was more than intermittently O.K.
February 21, 2018
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What are people saying?

  • Jason's rating of the film Game Night

    To this humble (re)viewer, GAME NIGHT is profoundly objectionable, an affront. An ordeal curiously humiliating to endure, every single joke a dumb obvious biscuit presumptive of a happy, idiot recipient. I know who this is supposed to and evidently does entertain. Our coworkers. Shit-heel coworkers of earth. If you ask me: quit yr job. Rachel McAdams evokes the painful efforts of Lucille Ball to endear herself.

  • Palmat's rating of the film Game Night

    A very good comedy thriller which reminded me of the movies of the same ilk from the 80´s. Martinez score is cool and also gives the movie an 80's tinged soundscape. The actors are very good but I feel that Bateman's smugness schtick starts getting old while MacAdams and Plemons steal the movie. The best thing is that it actually is funny and also works as an action/thriller.

  • msmichel's rating of the film Game Night

    A complete surprise just how much fun this film was. Rachel McAdams and Jason Bateman's chemistry is contagious here with engaging supporting players and a screenplay that is both funny and engaging. I skipped this in the theatre thinking it was another generic comedy thats best moments were probably in the trailer but I stand corrected...this is a breath of comedic fresh air.

  • HKFanatic's rating of the film Game Night

    While I was kind of hoping for at least one more rug-pull plot twist a la David Fincher's "The Game," this film feels dark, character-driven, and genuinely funny...basically, the opposite of most Hollywood comedies in the post-Apatow landscape. And the screenplay is credited to a single writer! PS- I've never loved an actress more than watching Rachel McAdams sing Third Eye Blind while brandishing a loaded weapon.

  • Zachary T.'s rating of the film Game Night

    Full of surprisingly nifty thematic touches -- shooting aerial exteriors like a monopoly board, for example -- while being consistently clever, charming, and a lot of fun. One of the best mainstream comedies I've seen in years.

  • Andhika Eka Buana's rating of the film Game Night

    After rewatching all the clips I could find on Youtube I am updating my rating from 4 to 5 because IT'S insane of how I cannot decide what's my favorite part of the film is. Is it the inventive credits (both opening and end)? Rachel McAdams having fun with a gun? Jesse Plemons? ? Jesse Plemon's dog? The screenplay? "Fight Club"? Denzel Washington? Cliff Martinez's score? I just can't.

  • Ghostman's rating of the film Game Night

    Game Night is a solid Hollywood comedy that features a roster of great acting talent with a wealth of great comedic material. It's a good movie, good enough for you to wish it was more high-minded & not just clever. Still, I give it points for being basically being a parody of the Fincher movie The Game & being a better movie than it. Sometimes the parodies are better than the originals.

  • Filipe F. Coutinho's rating of the film Game Night

    At a time that audiences are focused on films with a social message, along comes the best studio comedy since The Hangover. Game Night is one of those rare high-concept films that actually fulfills the promise of the premise. From the uber-talented cast and dynamic directing, to the twisty plot and awesome score by Cliff Martinez, the film both pays homage to classics of the genre, and rewards the viewer's wits.

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