• Released
  • September 4, 2009
  • R , 1 hr 45 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Suspense/Thriller
  • 521 Fan Ratings
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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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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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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