The Game, a movie review

A movie review written by Lee Sonogan

2h9min (1997) Drama, Mystery, Psychological thriller

The Game (1997) | Film Muse

Nicholas: And you really believe that just because you publish children’s books, people are going to care about my reputation? You can have pictures of me wearing nipple rings, butt-fucking Captain Kangaroo. The only thing they care about is the stock and whether that stock is up or down!

David Fincher’s The Game is one of the most underrated movies within the thriller genre. IMDB describes the story as After a wealthy banker is given an opportunity to participate in a mysterious game, his life is turned upside down when he becomes unable to distinguish between the game and reality. A simple concept although greater than initial expectations due to the consistency of surprises. With a budget of $70 million dollars, it successfully made around $40 million back in profit.

Doubling the budget of David’s last successful movie of that time (Seven), I honestly would compare a more narrow approach open to suspending your disbelief. By far is in my top 3 Michael Douglas performance act, plus the suspense delivering on unpredictability. Gripping at twist and turns, this will never bore you unless you have an attention span of a goldfish.

When you think you have figured out the plot, the vision changes direction but in a good way. Remembering particular scenes, It is a classic red herring that has influenced certain aspects of my creative writing. Before I forget, the cinematography was so good it holds all previous positives mentioned together inside the body of work.

Daniel Schorr: [on TV] A staggering 57% of American workers believe there is a very real chance they will be unemployed in the next 5 to 7 years. But what does that matter to a bloated millionaire fat-cat like you?

7.88/10

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