Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams
Directors: John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein
Writer: Mark Perez
Producers: John Davis, Jason Bateman, John Fox, James Garavente
Production company: New Line Cinema
Music director: Cliff Martinez
Cinematographer: Barry Peterson
Editor: Jamie Gross, Gregory Plotkin, David Egan
Release date: 23-02-2018
Censor certificate: A
Run time: 1hr, 40mins
Genre: Comedy, Thriller
Six friends plan for a Game Night at one’s residence. What happens when the game takes them all to a difficult life situation forms the remaining story.
Script has capitalized both quality content and also the commercial angle. Screenplay engages well with plenty of quirky comedies, decent twists and mysterious elements. Dialogues are good and offers lot of laughs blending well the flow. Jason Bateman & Rachel McAdams have performed equally fine and their chemistry is in deed driving factor. There are about 8 lead artists, all of them have got very efficient characterizations, they’ve also acted perfectly in their roles. The plot is actually pretty simple but it isn’t regular one. Barry Peterson’s cinematography is solid, his presentation is neat without exaggerating anything, single shot ‘Egg’ scene is terrific. Editors have done a good job as the film doesn’t pause during its progression.
Directors could’ve taken this script in a much more better way, as even some of the strong portions lacks punch. Cliff Martinez’s background music misses to leave a crazy feeling. Post halfway, the film completely loses the logic that should genuinely carry through the path. Also few deviations exist in the later half. Scenes become quite stretched towards the end. Content drains out when the bad words are muted, in spite of giving an ‘A’ certificate. Mix of thrills and comedies doesn’t connect the emotions properly.
TO CONCLUDE – Time pass flick with some share of thrills and enjoyable comedy moments.
Movie Rating – 2.75/ 5.
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