Game Night is a comedy/dark comedy featuring Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, and Kyle Chandler. A group of friends get together weekly for game night. But when Max's (Bateman) seemingly more successful and entertaining brother, Brooks (Chandler) is in town, he decides to one-up his brother's favorite past time and they all get more than they bargained for. With a creepy neighbor who is repeatedly uninvited (unbeknownst to him) and ties to the mob, this is, overall a hilarious, fun, and surprisingly bloody film.
Game Night Review
Hi, guys! My name is Amy and I saw a movie.
This movie was well cast with good acting, and a ridiculously dangerous storyline. The Game Night turns into a supposed murder mystery that becomes difficult to tell what is real and what is all part of Brooks' master plan. With characters put directly in harm's way with no idea what's actually happening, their relatable gullibility is funny and weirdly suspenseful as one can imagine what he/she would do being a complete layman in a situation where you'd be in way over your head.
I enjoyed this film as I am a Bateman fan and I love a well done comedy. I am also a lover of horror so all the blood and danger don't bother me, and are done it a way that is actually really funny. I would recommend this film. It's a good break from all the serious TV and true crime casts I watch/listen to. The only criticism (if you can really call it that) is it's reminiscent of The Man Who Knew Too Little (which I also liked) but, to me, makes it slightly unoriginal and I probably wouldn't have paid full movie theater prices to see it had I not been in a group setting. However, I would have rented it and I'm sure still enjoyed it just as much.
To end it all (see what I did there), Game Night is great; funny, action-packed, suspenseful, and just a dash of dark. If you have an older brother who loves to one-up you, don't go to his murder-mystery game night.
Horror Rating System
Horror Qualifier: 6/10
Horror Quality: 3/10
Film Quality: 6/10