Game Night (2018) Movie Review

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Game Night was released in the U.S. on February 23, 2018 and was directed by John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein. It is a film filled with comedy and action, while also boasting several plot twists.

The story begins with Max meeting Annie at a trivia night. We see a montage of their time playing games and eventually see that they get married. We then see a conversation with a doctor about how Max is so jealous of his brother Brooks. Max and Annie come home to see their neighbor Gary (who is a cop) staring at them and wanting invited to game night. Max has a bad night as Brooks one-ups him at everything. The next game night they decide to go to Brooks’ house and craziness ensues.

The cast in this movie is pretty exceptional as Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams lead the way. I don’t have any complaints about either of them as I really enjoyed both of their characters and they played them well. Jesse Plemons plays Gary (the cop) and honestly he stole the show. His character was so awkward, weird, and funny all in one. Plemons plays this role perfectly and was a great choice. Then we have Kyle Chandler playing Brooks who I wasn’t the biggest fan of. His performance wasn’t bad, but it certainly wasn’t good either. He had some great moments, but then others were pretty poorly acted. The rest of the main cast was Sharon Horgan playing Sarah, Billy Magnussen playing Ryan, Lamorne Morris playing Kevin, and Kylie Bunbury playing Michelle. They all did a pretty good job, however there weren’t any spectacular performances in this group. In the end, I felt that the cast fulfilled the expectations that I had for them.

One thing that I really liked about this movie was the script. It was very unique as it kept having the characters going to different places and there were a lot of plot twists. The story was just a lot different than other movies that I have seen lately. It was all over the place and sometimes that makes a movie bad, but in this case it really worked. I also really liked all of the action and comedy in this movie. Rather than just throwing pointless jokes at us, they used the comedic elements very effectively. This movie also has just never gotten boring to me. I find myself rewatching it a lot and it is still as funny every time. Finally, one of the coolest things was they used some really unique camera angles that I haven’t seen that made the neighborhoods look somewhat like board games. I thought that was a really awesome touch since the movie was all about games.

In the end, this was a really well-made, interesting, funny, and unique movie. It catered a very different story that interested me a lot. I think that really anyone could really enjoy this movie as it appeals to anyone who likes mysteries, comedies, or action movies.

Rating- 9 out of 10 on the scale of awesomeness. A very cool movie with great action, a unique script, and a pleasing cast.

Thank you for reading this review and feel free to comment what you thought of Game Night. You may also suggest any other movies or TV shows that you would like to see reviewed or ranked. Cinema lovers unite!

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