• Gamer (2009)


Release Date: September 4th, 2009

DVD Release Date: January 19th, 2010

R |1 hr 35 min

Plot Summary

Each week Kable (Gerard Butler), a death-row inmate, battles his fellow prisoners in a violent online game called "Slayers," his every move controlled by a young gamer's remote device. To the players, Kable and the other inmates are just simulated characters. But, to a resistance group that opposes the game's inventor, Kable is a critical component of their plan to end the inventor's form of high-tech slavery.

Cast: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Logan Lerman, Terry Crews, Kyra Sedgwick, Alison Lohman, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges

Director: Mark Neveldine , Brian Taylor

Genres: Science Fiction , Thriller , Action

Production Co: Lionsgate Films, Lakeshore Entertainment

Distributors: Lionsgate Films

Keywords: Prison, Hotel, Escape, Wife, Quest

Ratings & Reviews

  • 40
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    The technical barrage of visual and digital effects, quick cuts and strobe lighting does produce something akin to the sensation of playing a video game. So why, one wonders, don't potential viewers simply play one instead of watching this pale imitation? show more

  • 38
    James BerardinelliReelViews

    I wonder if Gamer might make a good game; it certainly doesn't make a good movie. show more

  • 38
    Boston Globe

    For long stretches of the PlayStation-minded Gamer, the action does drag. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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