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Gamer — Film Review

[b Bottom Line: Crass, nonstop action triumphs over narrative and character in this movie-length simulation of a video game.[/b "Gamer" takes up the wild action where the two "Crank" movies left off. Following the boxoffice success with those films, co-creators Mark...

Gamer (Rated R) with Gerard Butler

Not what you would expect but entertaining. The main letdown of this movie is that you would expect Gamer to be a straight forward action pic. Instead it indulges in jump cuts and glitches (more jump cuts) which distract from what would be very interesting action...

‘Gamer’ is depraved, bloody fun

If you loved “Rollerball,” “ Death Race 2000 ” and their subsequent B-grade remakes, rush this instant to see “Gamer,” which opened Friday. Putting a high-tech spin on those familiar stories, the movie is aimed squarely at connoisseurs of high-concept,...

Review: Gamer

A colleague of mine once observed that the very manner by which Chev Chelios had to keep himself alive in the Crank films respectively represented the approach that writing/directing team Neveldine/Taylor took for each of them, which is to say that Crank 1 was all...

Gamer (2009)

Starring Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Terry Crews, Ludacris Directed by Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor It's the future. A future that could very possibly happen in our lifetime. A future we've largely seen in movies already. Most of...

Gamer Review: Awesome!

I think the title says it all. Gerard Butler puts in a scarily good performance. At some points in the movie, you don't know if he's being controlled or being himself. The direction is especially good for a movie like this. Action movies can leave lots of plot holes...

Video killed the video game star

[i Gamer is a futuristic tale where the video icons are real people.[/i The question of what to do with the cutthroats and murderers who occupy American prisons was solved years ago by the movies: you make them run for their lives for the amusement of TV game show...

(Review) Gamer

Lionsgate | USA | 95 minutes With a depiction of a distant future that seems all too possible and enough explosions and mayhem to make even Michael Bay blush, Gamer provides its audience with a brilliantly executed scifi/action/thriller, not to mention some really...

Review: Gamer (Blog)

PLOT: In the distant future, video games have advanced to the point where players begin controlling actual people. The newest game to feature this technology is called “Slayers”, where players control death row inmates, who are forced to battle each other to the...

‘Law Abiding Citizen’ to open Urbanworld

[i]Four-day fest to screen 68 films[/i] Helmer F. Gary Gray's thriller "Law Abiding Citizen," starring Gerard Butler, Jamie Foxx and Viola Davis, is set to kick off the 13th annual Urbanworld Film Festival held Sept. 23 in New York. Set in Philadelphia, pic tells the...

Brutal truth

[i In Gamer, Gerard Butler inhabits a sci-fi world that's frightening close to our own future[/i NEW YORK -- In the online "virtual world" called Second Life, users create avatars -- 3-D alter egos -- who socialize, shop and have sex with other avatars. In the new...

Cinema review: Game on

[i Picturenose.com's Jeremy Slater is pleased to discover a 'movie of a video game' that doesn't insult the intelligence…[/i Most grown-ups and many moviegoers would shy away, these days, from films that appear to be based on PC games, and who can blame them? The...

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