Game Night Review

Fellow movie-goers: Laugh out loud funny all the way through.
8 Plot: Not original, but fun.
9 Acting: Bateman and McAdams steal the show.
9 Directing: John Francis Daley & Jonathan Goldstein create very funny situations.
10 Pacing: This is a very fast paced movie, but easy to keep up.

Here’s the premise: Max and his friends have a regular game night, but when his brother decides to host it, the gang finds themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

Jason Bateman is quickly becoming one of my favorite comedic actors, when he is in a comedy, you can bet it will make you laugh till you pee.  GAME NIGHT is such a film, it was not just a few laughs scattered about, but a veritable laugh fest and I found myself laughing loudly in several spots.

Along with Bateman is a wonderful cast including Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, and Billy magnussen. As an ensemble cast, they all worked perfectly, like they had been friends for years, it never seemed forced at all.

The writing is sharp, witty, and full of gags all the way through the movie; as a game lover, I could imagine myself and fellow gamers being put in this same situation and how we would react. I absolutely loved this movie and highly recommend it.

Russell Lockhart


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