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663 Ratings

Game Night

United States, 2018


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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