Gamer (2009)

Reality and video games merge in this high-concept sci-fi action thriller from Crank creators Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor. In the not too distant future, mind-control technology allows humans to control the actions and movements of… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: January 18, 2010
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Critic Score: 28% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: With all of the hyperkinetic action and none of the flair of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's earlier work, Gamer has little replay value.

Vadim Rizov
L.A. Weekly

Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor have slowly started garnering actual critical consideration for their Crank movies; with Gamer, they make another good case for taking them seriously.

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Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Times

It's a deeply cynical and joyless point of view, completely lacking in the winking visual style that made Crank worth a look.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

Like so many movies, the set-up and presentation of Gamer is awesome. The story, characters and writing... not so much.

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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times

In the press materials Mr. Butler informs us enthusiastically that the movie "has all the hallmarks of Neveldine's and Taylor's sick, yet genius minds." At least he's half right.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

Crass, nonstop action triumphs over narrative and character in this movie-length simulation of a video game.

Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review

Wait for this one on Cable... jeez I'm saying that a lot. What is really going on in 2009?

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Jason Anderson
Toronto Star

Bodies and buildings blow up but this is carnage of the most lacklustre sort, with any momentum petering out long before it's "game over."

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash.

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Brian Orndorf

Neveldine and Taylor simply spray their venom across the screen with little vision, once again making a friendly trip to the multiplex feel like undeserved torture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 39% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Much better than i expected. good action, lots of killing but def think something was left on the editing room floor. Parts of this movie just seemed very… More
Al S
An insanely twisted, deranged, sick, wickedly original and sadisticly entertaining action-thriller. It`s hard-boiled, stylish, and frequently wild with lots of… More
Christian C
This is a really bad film. The script was so poorly written, Butler's considerable talents were left to wither on the vine.
Film Crazy
Its an interesting concept which i really did like however it wasnt executed very well for it to be a mind blowingly brilliant movie! Worth a watch for the… More
Phil Hubbs
When this started I thought it was gonna be crap, the plot sounded naff, it didn't reach the cinema and there have been many films like this… More
Sophie Burgess
Despite the bad reviews for this I really enjoyed it. It was a different spin on this type of genre and had good well formed characters. I especially liked… More