Gamer Synopsis
A death-row inmate (Gerard Butler) is caught between the inventor (Amber Valletta) of a deadly online game and a group that opposes the inventor's high-tech slavery.
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70

L.A. Weekly

Neveldine and Taylor’s spazzy (but coherent) action scenes rely mostly on blood spurts instead of feats of badassery, but their dystopia is...
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60

Time Out New York

By Keith Uhlich
Crank’s Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor direct with their usual flashy brio, and basso profundo Keith David has a sublime cameo as a cop...
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40

Variety

The audience gets played in Gamer. This latest eye-scraper from writer-directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor is as hopped up as their...
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The technical barrage of visual and digital effects, quick cuts and strobe lighting does produce something akin to the sensation of playing...
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38

Boston Globe

For long stretches of the PlayStation-minded Gamer, the action does drag.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
I wonder if Gamer might make a good game; it certainly doesn't make a good movie.
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30

Los Angeles Times

Rarely have the words "game over" come as such sweet relief.
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30

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Considerably less of a thrillgasm than playing "Frogger" blindfolded.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
What the movie needs more than anything else is a fast-forward button.
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Worst Movie I Have Seen In My Lifetime

By European MovieFan
I have seen hundreds of movies past 4 decades .This movie was the worst !!!!. I left the movie theater after watching this movie only 10 minutes, and I was not the only one.. It looks that the movie...

wish it took it to the next level

By meccassault
this movie had a lot of potential but wasn't everything it could've been....it was definitely worth seeing and in theaters too.. Strong points: Lead Role Gerard Butler was made to do action...

gamer

By jbnc143
wait for dvd...

Wow, simply amazing.

By Privyet
You people don't get it, do you? This was a great movie! "But kids see it!" DON'T F**KING TAKE THEM. It's rated R for a reason, and they say there is some nudity for a reason. In any case, this...

Five Word Review

By laaloba
Gerard is great as always!...

The Gamer

By bella2245
it was a great movie i enjoyed it very much...

Five Word Review

By Rhonda18
Dull Boring Creepy Action Lame...

wait for ppv

By proudmexican0000
The Gamer overall is an okay movie. I do think that they should've added more to the final script like... oh i don't know... AN ENDING. But from the very start there's action and blood, which I have...

Possible Future?

By samdiaz
Gamer is a non-stop action movie that explores human's power to inflict pain on others for their own entertainment. Many times I found myself thinking "this would be sooo cool!" but then immediately...

Gamer

By keyjon
I went to see Gamer last night. Like many others, I was drawn in, from the trailer, by the action, the idea of the evolution of gaming, and the societal commentary on the future of our entertainment....

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Rated R | For violence, sexual content, nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Ultra-violent sci-fi action film aims to shock and offend.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
LANGUAGE
CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF