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Game Night

Film #625

THE PLOT

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

THE REVIEW

When I saw the trailer for Game Night I laughed a good amount and immediately put it on my watch list, but then fast-forward a year and I hadn’t gotten around to seeing it. Many friends hyped up the movie and I heard almost exclusively great things, so onto the Christmas list it went, and I’ve finally gotten around to seeing Game Night.

Sure enough, Game Night delivers what is on the tin. It is a start-to-finish good time, full of laughs, a fair share of twists and turns, a bit of drama, and some good A- and B-list stars acting well together. Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams are the clear stars of the show, Lamorne Morris is also great (although shockingly similar to his New Girl character), and Kyle Chandler is fantastic as always.

There really isn’t much more to say about this film. It is a film great for putting on when you don’t know what to watch to kill some time, but also good when you have a hankering for some comedy, or even some action. Game Night has a bunch of different ins to like about the movie, and it is almost a slam dunk on all of them.

THE RATING

4 out of 5