Excerpt: Nicholas Van Orton: "I'm a very wealthy man. Whatever they're paying, I'll double it". The story is about a man who has everything is given an odd gift by his spoiled brother - a game that is supposed to involve his life.
Excerpt: The Game is a very unique film in the way it is presented and eventually played out. Its difficult to write a respectful review without spoiling it. So for those who have never seen it, a blind purchase is well worth the money. Michael Douglas is in top notch perfection.
Excerpt: “I was drugged and left for dead in Mexico - and all I got was this stupid t-shirt" Nicholas Van Orten (Michael Douglas) is a self-important, officious, extravagantly wealthy financier banker who has always been a loner.
A fantastic, criminally underrated effort from Fincher
27 November 2012
Excerpt: Somewhere between the critically acclaimed films Se7en and Fight Club, the masterful David Fincher released The Game, a film many are unfamiliar with. The Game is an excellent psychological thriller starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn that possesses all of the core elements which are trademarks...
Excerpt: That's a question you may find you asking yourself as you watch this movie. I had never seen this movie before, but reading reviews and having a soft spot for Criterion movies, I had to blind-buy it, and I'm glad I did. PQ: This movie is about 15 years old, and so it should look pretty good.
Excerpt: The Game has been one of my all time favorite movies since I first saw it in theaters in 1997. As with most movie fans, I was worried that the transfer to Blu-ray would be less than perfect, however Criterion has done an outstanding job of bringing this masterpiece to HD.
Excerpt: The Game is a first-rate thriller that will leave you guessing until the very end. Michael Douglas is superb in his role as investment banker Nicholas Van Orton, a role undoubtedly inspired by Douglas' Oscar winning turn as Gordon Gekko in Wall Street.