88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie's thriller elements are given an additional gloss by the skill of the technical credits, and the wicked wit of the dialogue.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
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.
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75

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
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.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
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.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
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.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
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.
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63

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
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.
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60

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It's a cut above the throng of mindless, purported thrillers in which explosions and gun battles replace even rudimentary story telling.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
By any fair standard, this lushly produced film is a long, bumpy ride to a major letdown.
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50

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
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.
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61 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.