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The Game 1997

  • David Fincher
  • September 12, 1997
  • 129 mins
  • English
  • Drama, Mystery, Thriller
What do you get for the man who has everything?
In honor of his birthday, San Francisco banker Nicholas Van Orton, a financial genius and a coldhearted loner, receives an unusual present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game. In nary a nanosecond, Nicholas finds himself consumed by a dangerous set of ever-changing rules, unable to distinguish where the charade ends and reality begins.


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Just strange and different. Not sure how one reviewer here said originality is lacking. There's not many movies like the Game. The end is disappointing yet likeable. Spoiler: Since a once boring stiff with not much to live for. Now expects excitement around every corner.

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The movie is awesome but who here agree with me that the suicide should have been the ending.

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The game is one of the most disappointing movies I have ever seen. It was very good for the first 110 minutes, and in the last 10 minutes it completely throws away whatever credibility it had for the entire movie. Suffice to say the ending completely ruined the film.

Spoilers ahead

They honestly expect you to believe that this guy is totally cool with being manipulated and deceived into believing he had murdered his brother. They expect you to believe that this guy would just be cool with believing they ruined his life and left him for dead. Fincher thinks the audience will just understand that this guy, who attempted suicide 5 minutes before, would just have a drink and move on. It somehow made sense to fincher that the guy would somehow jump off a building in the exact place the tarp was to hit it right on the x spot. Michael Douglas just accepts that these people forced him to murder and attempt suicide, and then just walk it off. "No no it's a prank bro, seriously bro it's a prank man it's a prank!" Most insulting ending I've ever seen.

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