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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Game by David Fincher, 1997 (R)

with Michael Douglas (Solitary Man, Haywire), Sean Penn (Milk, Fair Game, The Tree of Life), Deborah Kara Unger (Crash), James Rebhorn, Peter Donat, Carroll Baker (Giant), Anna Katarina, Armin Mueller-Stahl
By the director of Seven, Fight Club, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, The Social Network and The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.

Financial genius and coldhearted loner Nicholas receives an unusual birthday present from his younger brother, Conrad -- a gift certificate to play a unique kind of game formulated by "CRS".

This is one of my favorite movies. It is smart, well conducted, absolutely unpredictable, dark, the acting is perfect, the esthetic is still as today up-to-date, the rhythm interesting, finally, Michael Douglas holds the main character at the limit of the breakdown, at the limit of the believable, but never loosing the sense of the possible. It is brilliant. Sean Penn and Deborah Kara Unger are solidifying the disbelief completely. "A life-changing experience!"

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  1. I really enjoyed this one. A great thriller for sure.

    1. Oh yes, really good. And I realized it didn't age! (15 years old already!)