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About the Movie
Backgammon is a psychological thriller that opens with Lucian, his girlfriend Elizabeth, and their friend Andrew-going to spend a weekend at a country mansion. They’re greeted by Miranda, Andrew’s older sister, and Gerald, the weirdly annoying, Baudelaire-obsessed boyfriend she tries in vain to control. Overwhelmed by Gerald’s antics, Andrew and Elizabeth split. But Lucian stays. He doesn’t like being cowed-and it doesn’t hurt that there’s a simmering sexual tension between him and the flighty, flirtatious Miranda. When Gerald, having goaded Lucian into an alcohol-fueled poker marathon, explodes after losing everything, Miranda finally gives him the boot. Or so she and young Lucian hope. But as they begin to dance around each other, their surroundings show increasingly threatening signs that Gerald may never have left.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 6
- Fresh: 0
- Rotten: 6
- Average Rating: 2.3/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: The film's musings on artists and muses tries to be deep but gets bogged down in tiresome booze-soaked mind games.
Rotten: An uncertain drama full of attitude it can't back up with action.
Rotten: The creators of the lame psychological thriller Backgammon try and fail to nail twentysomething bourgeois-bohemians by treating them like human dartboards.
Rotten: Something is off from the first scene.
This film is really good. Brittany Allen and Noah Silver are perfectly cast, and the music is great at setting an atmosphere full of suspense.
Terribly boring movie