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There are no rules in "the game." And that will make life very difficult for Nicholas Van Orton, a successful businessman who is always in control. Van Orton lives a well-ordered life - until an unexpected birthday gift from his brother destroys it all. Like it or not, Nicholas has been enrolled in a game - "a profound life experience" that begins quietly but soon erupts in a rush of devastating events. Van Orton has to win this deadly game or lose control of everything in his life.
Movie Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
- Reviews Counted: 52
- Fresh: 37
- Rotten: 15
- Average Rating: 7.4/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Fresh: 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.
Fresh: The Game is an intensely exciting puzzle-gimmick thriller, the kind of movie that lets you know from the start that it's slyly aware of its own absurdity (which is why it can then get away with it).
Fresh: A crowd-pleasing pip most of the way.
Rotten: Fincher is still working on the assumption that he has better things to do than entertain an audience. Which would be fine if he weren't drawn to such schlocky material.
I think this movie is brilliant, highly recommended! I have watched it so many times and I find some new detail in every viewing. Watch it, NOW!
Simply the Best
The best thriller I have seen in a long time. Kept me thinking and on the edge of my seat, great movie!
A Fantastic Thriller!
A very underappreciated movie! A gripping psychological thriller that will leave you guessing to the very end. Seen it twice, will definitely watch it again.
- Genre: Thriller
- Released: 1997
- © 1997 PolyGram Filmed Entertainment, Inc. All Rights Reserved.