The Game Synopsis
A mysterious game invades a man's (Michael Douglas) ordered life.
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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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....
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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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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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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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So good

By uleij
So unexpected storyline. Such an eye opener....

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