Game Night

Game Night

John Francis Daley (2018)

95min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The regular parlour games of three suburban couples take a turn for the bizarre when one of their number raises the stakes in this brash comedy. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams head the cast as a couple caught up in a murder mystery that snowballs towards outlandishly violent set pieces and cartoon-like slapstick, where no one is entirely certain what is make-believe and what constitutes real-life jeopardy. It's all good fun, with each increasingly unlikely scenario punctuated by nifty one-liners from the talented cast (Bateman and Sharon Horgan especially shine), although the sheer volume of twists and turns threatens to become wearisome. Some of the action may be a little too gruesome for some viewers, but the steady stream of humour tempers the shocks to the point where it's hard to take any of what happens with more than a pinch of salt.

Summary

A group of friends who meet for game nights become entangled in a real mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by gangsters. Black comedy, starring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Billy Magnussen and Sharon Horgan.

Cast & Crew

Max Jason Bateman
Annie Rachel McAdams
Ryan Billy Magnussen
Sarah Sharon Horgan
Kevin Lamorne Morris
Gary Jesse Plemons
Donald Anderton Danny Huston
Glenda Chelsea Peretti
The Bulgarian Michael C Hall
Brooks Kyle Chandler
Colin Joshua Mikel
Director John Francis Daley
Director Jonathan Goldstein
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Warner BrosAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 2 Mar 2018
Comedy