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The GameNicholas Van Orton is a very wealthy San Francisco banker, but he is an absolute loner, even spending his birthday alone. In the year of his 48th birthday, he gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life.
Actors of "The Game"Armin Mueller-StahlBirthdate: 17 December 1930, Tilsit, East Prussia, Germany [now Sovetsk, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia]
Characters of "The Game"
Directors of "The Game"David FincherBirthdate: 28 August 1962, Denver, Colorado, USA
Creators of "The Game"John BrancatoBirthdate: 8 November 1958, USAMichael FerrisBirthdate: 29 January 1961, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Game"Jonathan Rosenbaum Chicago ReaderOctober 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.Todd McCarthy VarietyMarch 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.Geoff Andrew Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
The film's 'message' about complacency transformed by chaos and uncertainty is hackneyed...Mick LaSalle San Francisco ChronicleJune 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.Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 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.James Berardinelli ReelViewsJanuary 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.Brian Costello Common Sense MediaFebruary 16, 2016
Engaging '90s thriller has lots of violence, profanity.Matthew Sorrento Film InternationalOctober 18, 2012
[N]ifty filmic style and crackpot sensibility.Chris Sawin Examiner.comOctober 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.Matt BrunsonSeptember 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.Maitland McDonagh TV GuideOctober 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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