The Game details
|Formats:||15 DVD, Blu-ray|
|Starring:||Peter Donat, Jack Kehoe, Yuji Okumoto, Carroll Baker, Terence Ford, Anna Katerina, Linda Manz, Sean Penn, Armin Mueller-Stahl, Elizab, Deborah Unger, James Rebhorn, Kimberly Russell, John Aprea, Caroline, Elizabeth Dennehy, Michael Douglas|
|Studio:||UNIVERSAL PICTURES UK|
|Run time:||2 hours 3 minutes|
|Rental release:||24 Dec 2001|
|Dubbed:||German, French, Spanish|
|Subtitles:||Dutch, French, German, Spanish|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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If that was a Se7en, this is an Ei8ht!By younglochinvar (66 reviews) from Prestatyn , 18 Sep 2007
[Highly rated reviewer]Perhaps a superior offering from Se7en's director David Fincher. More entertaining anyway and far less predictable. One of Michael Douglas' two best performances, the other being in Joel Schumacher's Falling Down.
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Don't Forget It's Entertainment!By a customer , 03 Sep 2013I thoroughly enjoyed it - films aren't all about realism - they set a scene and it's up to you how much you engage with it - it sets out to entertain and hold your attention and it well and truly does that - Michael Douglas and co do an admirable job and I would definitely recommend it.
You've been gamedBy Starstruck (7 reviews) from Wigan , 03 Aug 2013If his brother wanted him to become less Scrooge-like, there are far more effective ways of achieving that than this wholly unrealistic concept. Whilst they had a profile to guess his likely moves, they still had to have perfect timing, perfect acting, and perfect planning to convince him it was real.
An incredible ROLLECOASTER RIDE, FROM BEGINNING TO END. DOUGLAS is spot on!By FRENCHIEX (99 reviews) from London , 24 May 2013This is incredible! that I had never watched this movie before is beyond me. Why? This is the kind of movie that gives your heart rate a kick, your stress levels will go right up, and who better than Douglas to play the frustrated paranoid soul (like in Falling Down)? The less you know the better, take my word for it, you will be on the edge of your seat all the way till it ends. This is a word of mouth cult movie and now rates as one of my favourite films of all time. Rent it and watch it on a big screen like I did and let yourself go. Fincher, my hat to you and to the writers of this mad story!
Plenty of Action & Intrigue - Just Too Far-FetchedBy Macclad2010 (6 reviews) , 09 Apr 2013My favourite ingredient for an enjoyable film is intrigue, one that keeps you guessing (without being too complicated) and this film scored highly from that perspective and so overall was enjoyable.
My main issue with this movie is that it is so so implausible, that a company would go that far to organise such an elaborate and dangerous 'game', particularly driving a taxi into water with someone locked inside. I'd shudder to think of the supposed cost and staging such an event and with so many people employed - as if anyone could afford it. It also relies on a great many coincidences, on the subject doing exactly what is expected time after time, especially the ending.
It is by no means the only movie that is extremely far-fetched of course, but it did very much put me off on this occasion. It was very reminiscent of the naff Seventies TV programme Fantasy Island, which I didn't like for the same reasons as the whole concept was just so implausible.
Game on!By The KnightWatcher (629 reviews) from Gloucestershire , 24 Mar 2013Thriller. A successful businessman has his life taken over by a deranged agency with devastating consequences. This occurs supposedly as the result of a gift from his brother and is meant to be fun but instead is extremely sinister. The plot has no credibility at all and is increasingly preposterous as the fil progresses. Having said that Michael Douglass brilliance keeps the film highly entertaining and impossible to turn off. It is definitely watchable and so extreme that the film does have a riveting excitement where you wonder just what will happen next.
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