Excerpt: David Fincher’s The Game is at once a noir-ish take on the grand conspiracy genre, while at the same time being a bit of a cynical take on the genre itself. It’s a tight thriller that raises more questions than it answers, and after the success of Se7en The Game also helped solidify David Fincher as...
Conclusion: 'The Game' is a twisting, faintly metafictional suspense film that takes its audience on a dark, paranoid journey down the rabbit hole. An exercise in layers of deceit, the film presents a compelling mystery, and a multifaceted commentary on cinematic logic and manipulation.
Conclusion: The Game does not get as much credit as David Fincher's other films, but I maintain that it is one of his best. This '90s thriller gets the lavish treatment it deserves in Criterion's satisfying Blu-ray Disc, which delivers a fantastic feature presentation and a good collection of supplements.
Excerpt: Has it really been nearly ten years since “The Game” came out? My how time flies. I can remember seeing it in theaters while still in college and literally saying “Oh my God” at the ending. Naturally I won’t divulge that for those of you that might not have seen this gem from the late 90’s.
Excerpt: What do you get the man who has everything? In Nicholas Van Orton's case, you enroll him in a game. What kind of game, you ask? A game with no rules. A game where manipulation, intimidation, and maybe even murder are all considered fair play. A game that could very well kill him.