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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By any fair standard, this lushly produced film is a long, bumpy ride to a major letdown. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    At times The Game is frustrating to watch, but that's just a measure of how well Fincher succeeds in putting us in his hero's shoes. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The movie's thriller elements are given an additional gloss by the skill of the technical credits, and the wicked wit of the dialogue. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    On the surface, The Game is an unusually imaginative thriller that bends its offbeat plot into so many twists that you actually have to pay attention - something few Hollywood movies demand nowadays - to understand its evolution and enjoy the multiple payoffs at the end. show more

  • 75
    Barbara Shulgasser San Francisco Examiner

    The disappointing ending aside, there is much to enjoy in The Game, a creation with a sheen so highly burnished that sometimes you feel you must look away. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    As it's unspooling on screen, the film is hugely entertaining, but there are several significant plot holes that grow wider the more closely they're investigated. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    This sort of flick can be fun, and there are moments here when it is, when a suddenly shifting perspective tosses us for a dizzying loop. Then again, there's such a thing as too much fun and too many moments -- at over two hours, this particular game meanders on way past its welcome. show more

  • 60
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    It's a cut above the throng of mindless, purported thrillers in which explosions and gun battles replace even rudimentary story telling. show more

  • 50
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    It also has wild plot holes and requires an almost inhuman suspension of disbelief, but it's still a fun ride up to a point. show more

  • 83
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    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. show more

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