Movie Review: ‘Game Night’

March 15, 2018 at 12:03 am | Posted in Movies, Reviews | Leave a comment

Game Night is a fun comedy that’s a bit over the top but has just the right mix of cliched characters and ridiculous moments that can keep you entertained from beginning to end and laughing out loud. The premise is pretty simple. A group of friends meet regularly for game night. They change things up by doing a role play murder mystery thing that involves outside actors and clues. However, a real life kidnapping happens and everyone thinks it’s part of the game, so they go with it, and the lines of reality and pretend get a little blurred as their chaotic night kicks off.

The movie stars Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams. They’re an extremely competitive couple who are perfect for each other. They’re joined by Kylie Bunbury, Lamorne Morris, Sharon Horgan, and Billy Magnussen who form their circle of friends for game night. Kyle Chandler plays the pivotal role of Bateman’s brother in the movie, as there is the constant struggle of trying to one-up each other, and Chandler is the one who gets kidnapped. Rounding things out, Jesse Plemons plays the really weird next door neighbor who is also a police officer. So you get the competitive power couple, the long time high school sweethearts couple, the odd couple of brains and dumb beauty, the next door weirdo and the super successful brother. Toss all of these people into a situation where there’s kidnappers, guns and desire to help each other out even in the most extreme circumstances, and you get a fun movie.

So despite the cliched characters and the over the top moments, Game Night delivers with lots of big laughs and lots of fun. It’s definitely a good one to consider when you’re picking out a movie to see. There’s also some mid and after credit scenes, so keep that in mind. I really had a good time watching this one and recommend it. I give it a four out of five metal bikinis.

Reviewed By: Skuldren for Roqoo Depot.
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