11 comments

  • By The Narrator Returns
    September 19, 2012
    06:27 PM

    1). Fincher at his most deliciously cynical 2). Well-crafted entertainment 3). I Got Drugged And Left For Dead In Mexico And All I Got Was This Lousy T-Shirt
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    • By jfcresporendon
      September 24, 2012
      02:01 PM

      What undertones do you see in the ending?
  • By Sidney
    September 19, 2012
    06:42 PM

    1) One of Fincher's best films. 2) Suspenseful, diabolical, and creepy. 3) The ending. (I won't spoil it for you!)
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    • By The Narrator Returns
      September 19, 2012
      07:06 PM

      I hate it when people call the ending happy and a cop-out. It has some pretty troubling undertones when you think about it.
  • By Reeniop5
    September 19, 2012
    11:32 PM

    The Game is Life!
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  • By Lloyd Scott
    September 25, 2012
    08:55 PM

    I saw this in Oakland, the new theater was bare with only about 5 of us in there. I think the trailer did not warrant the masses to come and see this film but I did and I was not disappointed. I love the scenes filmed in SF because I lived there for years and know the locations. The casting was great, Sean Penn was his usual creepy self and this movie made me more paranoid than I already am. I am glad that it got the Criterion treatment but surprised since the movie was not a hit, but it was a hit to those of us who saw the film and enjoyed it to the max. Seeing the late Daniel Schorr talk to Michael Douglas on his television gave me goosbumps and made me wonder who is watching us. Hmm...
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  • By MARK GEORGEFF
    September 25, 2012
    10:59 PM

    I love this movie. Everything about it. Every time I watch it...I feel for my own Dad who's gone too soon and younger brother, who left this world too early at 21 years. And I don't see anything I'd have done differently if I had made it. Fincher's work first got to me with SEVEN on an emotional level I still can't explain. And it was good that he championed, and trusted first time / unknown screenwriter Walker, who had no contact to the business at all when he submitted SEVEN cold. What else can I say. Always a big fan of this influence on my work called Fincher.
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  • By Sam
    September 27, 2012
    05:27 PM

    The Game is Fincher directing a film about directing someone's life. It's a representation of the power of the author... It is a movie about ultimate power and the complete lack thereof. It is an exercise in suspension of disbelief for the audience.
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  • By Ryan Eames
    September 27, 2012
    05:31 PM

    Three Reasons for The Game: - se7en - The Game - Fight Club All three a master works.
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  • By Mark
    October 11, 2012
    02:57 PM

    1. The chemistry between Douglas and Unger is electric. 2. Howard Shore's relentlessly ominous and dark film music. I still listen to this. 3. Astute cinematography by Savides.
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  • By Vince C.
    July 26, 2014
    02:25 PM

    I guess I'm the only person here who absolutely detested the ending. The film was intriguing until it lost all plausibility with that finale.
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