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The Game

Featuring: Michael Douglas, Sean Penn & James Rebhorn

Format: DVD | Rating: 15 years & over

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  Under rated David Fincher Movie

| | See all Rambo456's reviews (1259)

This is a top notch psychological mind trip.
The story and the lead character played by Michael Douglas start off in a control and calm manner.
But as the story progresses it just twist and turns in some very leftfield ways.
Director David Fincher is on top form her, as is lead actor Michael Douglas who is perfect in role that requires Authority and Respect.
He is very well supported by Sean Penn and Deborah Unger.
Well worth catching this if you enjoyed any of the following.
Se7en
Panic Room
Fight Club
Memento

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  A real surprise

| | See all CharacterPlace's reviews (1)

Stumbled upon this film, watched it with low expectations but after a few minutes was hooked. Great plot, brilliant twists and turns - not easy to guess! Great acting. Overall a very underrated film. Worth the money - worth the watch.

  do not try this at home

| | See all BertfromBelgium's reviews (459)

thrilling! keeps you on the edge of your seat.
great story, good performance by michael douglas (never seen him so out of control, only maybe in 'falling down')
to say more would definitely spoil the fun of watching this movie.
david fincher stands for action, tension, suspense, nerves, .... let his name convince you.
game over

  do not try this at home

| | See all albertIIjr's reviews (459)

thrilling! keeps you on the edge of your seat.
great story, good performance by michael douglas (never seen him so out of control, only maybe in 'falling down')
to say more would definitely spoil the fun of watching this movie.
david fincher stands for action, tension, suspense, nerves, .... let his name convince you.
game over

  Are you ready to play?

| | See all MovieZone's reviews (88)

This film took me on one psychological thrill ride after another, as I found it loaded with twists and turns from start to finish.

Michael Douglas pulled off one of his best performance as Nicholas Van Orton, a man who is approaching his birthday, upon which he receives an invitation to play a game, given to him by his brother Conrad (Sean Penn). Nicholas reluctantly agrees and soon finds out that the game is more than he was prepared for.

There are a number of appearances of shady characters to add to the blend, and you never knew who was trustworthy or what was going to happen next, this was one film that must be seen by those who enjoy never knowing for certain how a movie will end. The conclusion is certainly not predictable.

The storyline is all centred around Michael Douglas and beautifully portrayed of being the innocent individual who happens to be in the middle of a game he cannot control.

Nonetheless, a really good movie can not be pulled off by one actor, a great deal of credit should go to Sean Penn and Deborah Kara Unger for their influential portrayals in this film along with superb directing from David Fincher.

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  Profound and breathtaking

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This is a rollercoaster of a flim where you don't know what is real or false.
I was gripped by this film & nearly stood up and applauded when it ended. Amazing acting by all the cast & a must watch film.

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  What a game..................... I mean Film!

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It's hard to write a fair review without spoiling the great ending. Very underated film. Douglas is great as the multi millionaire business man who gets a surprise for his birthday from his brother Conrad (Sean Penn) Very cleaver film. All makes sense at the end of the film.

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  The greatest twist to a film i've ever watched

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You think you've watched an average film until 5 minutes from the end. Tempted to spoil it for you all but i wouldn't want to deprive anyone of this excellent ending. My girlfriend was about to say "what was so good about that" until nick van orton made his crash landing. That is what's so good about that!!!