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The Game

The life of Nicolas Van Ortton, one of the most wealthy bankers in San Francisco and suffers from loneliness, has been changed completely, after receiving a present during his 48th birthday, the that brings terrible for him, as he has a chance to participate in the strange game, where he struggles against saving his life.
Keywords:  #David Fincher #Deborah Kara Unger #Michael Douglas #Sean Penn #The Game
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
February 09, 2006
The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...
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Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide
October 04, 2011
Sure, it strains credulity, but it's clever, well-paced and builds to a spectacular -- if not altogether satisfying -- conclusion.
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Brian Costello
Common Sense Media
February 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
March 26, 2009
Regardless of how far one chooses to buy into The Game -- and the ending ambiguously suggests that it could go on and on -- there is no doubt as to Fincher's staggering expertise as a director and his almost clinical sense of precision.
Matt Brunson
September 26, 2012
This is one of those movies that's so tightly written and densely plotted, it leaves no room for error -- or viewer queries. Unfortunately, the questions will start flying even before the picture's over.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 01, 2000
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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Chris Sawin
Examiner.com
October 06, 2012
Well-written, expertly paced, and undeniably riveting, The Game is perhaps most impressive in the way it strips down the Nicholas Van Orton character. The whole process is very layered and each layer breaks down Nicholas even more than the last.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
June 18, 2002
The picture provides Douglas with one of his best roles. If he doesn't quite reach the bizarre heights he achieved in Falling Down, The Game makes its own demands.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 01, 2000
Douglas is the right actor for the role. He can play smart, he can play cold, and he can play angry. He is also subtle enough that he never arrives at an emotional plateau before the film does, and never overplays the process of his inner change.
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Matthew Sorrento
Film International
October 18, 2012
[N]ifty filmic style and crackpot sensibility.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
October 04, 2011
This 1997 thriller is fairly entertaining nonsense if all you're looking for is 128 minutes of diversion. But if you'd like something more from David Fincher, the director of Seven, don't get your hopes up.
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