Reindeer Games

  • 15
  • John Frankenheimer (2000)
  • US
  • 99 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This entertaining thriller benefits greatly from a few fun plot twists and a colourful cast. Ben Affleck plays an ex-con who assumes the identity of his dead cellmate in order to hook up with the guy's gorgeous pen-pal girlfriend (Charlize Theron). They share a few passionate moments before her nasty brother, sleazy Gary Sinise, coerces Affleck into robbing a casino. Sinise plays his role with just the right touch of menace and humour, but John Frankenheimer's workmanlike direction ultimately robs this promising movie of any distinctive personality, and the end result is merely good rather than brilliant.

Plot Summary

Thriller starring Ben Affleck and Charlize Theron. When ex-con Rudy Duncan impersonates a former cellmate who has apparently been killed in prison, it leads him into a dangerous game involving the dead man's beautiful pen friend and her ruthless brother.

Cast and crew

Cast

Rudy Duncan
Ben Affleck
Ashley
Charlize Theron
Gabriel
Gary Sinise
Merlin
Clarence Williams III
Jack Bangs
Dennis Farina
Nick
James Frain
Pug
Donal Logue
Jumpy
Danny Trejo
Zook
Isaac Hayes
Alamo
Dana Stubblefield
College kid
Ashton Kutcher
Prisoner
Ron Jeremy

Crew

Director
John Frankenheimer

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Buena Vista
Guidance: 
Contains violence, swearing and sex scenes.
Available on video and DVD
Released 23 Jun 2000
Certificate 15
Categories
Drama

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