Gerald's Game
Gerald's Game (2017)

Gerald Burlingame (Bruce Greenwood) and his wife Jessie (Carla Gugino) attempt to rekindle the flames of their marriage with a retreat to their remote lake house. But when a dangerous sex game accidentally kills Gerald and leaves Jessie… More

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Rated: Unrated
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DVD Release Date: September 29, 2017
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Critic Score: 90% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Carla Gugino carries Gerald's Game's small-scale suspense with a career-defining performance.

Andy Crump
Hollywood Reporter

Unsurprisingly, the film is [Mike Flanagan's] most accomplished to date, the result of the years he's spent giving a damn about his characters and their anguish. He's so good at it, he even makes it look easy.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

In bursts, between the memories and the ghostly Who's Afraid of Stephen King? playlets, Flanagan shows that he probably could have made a leaner, meaner, more suspenseful film.

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Pablo A. Scholz
Clarín

... pay attention to everything the characters do at the beginning and you'll save time... [Full review in Spanish]

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Darren Franich
Entertainment Weekly

When it works, it's because of Gugino, the rare performer who can suggest victimized despair and empowered triumph.

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Joe Leydon
Variety

Carla Gugino gives a tour-de-force performance in an arresting psychological thriller based on Stephen King's 1992 novel.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Alongside IT, this movie helps turning 2017 into The Year of King. [Full review in Portuguese.]

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Brian Tallerico
RogerEbert.com

The best King adaptation of the year so far.

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Katie Rife
AV Club

As the renewed wave of interest in Stephen King continues to crash on our cinematic shores, we can only hope that future adapters and adaptions will be so well matched.

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

[The filmmakers] have put evident passion behind their adaptation of King's previously thought "unfilmable" novel, turning it into a gripping, visceral thriller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
KJ Proulx
Quite honestly, it's very rare that a film unsettles me, so this is big of me to say, but I actually had to turn my head throughout my viewing of this… More
Gimly M.
Mike Flanagan has absolutely bowled me over, yet again. We've had some good Stephen King adaptations in 2017 (and some bad ones, lookin' at you Dark… More
Kevin M. Williams
Mike Flanagan directs two worthy star efforts here, and both from highly expected places though often little utilized. Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood are two… More
Kevin Mozulay
Stephen King is undoubtedly one of the best fiction writers of all time, and is personally my favorite author. Most of his novels are horror based, and will… More
Cory Taylor
'Gerald's Game' is a ravenously sinister reaping of interiorized horror and Mike Flanagan trickles it with cautionary black humor (such as when… More
Brendan Nicholls
Mike Flanagan is quickly putting together an impressive filmography and this slow burning story might be close to the best. Stephen King should be impressed… More