The Most Dangerous Game
The Most Dangerous Game (1932)

A game-hunting nobleman's private island is the stage for perverse games in which he tracks down and kills human adversaries. This top-notch first screen incarnation (shot on sets built for King Kong (1933)) of the famous short story… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: January 1, 1932
DVD Release Date: June 8, 1999
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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The movie is melodramatic, the acting stiff, and the music overwrought; yet I'm sure that's exactly why audiences liked the movie in the first place and why we find it so much fun today.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

It feels minor next to Kong, but it's a great deal of fun.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Effective as a chilling horror story.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A gritty and exciting adaptation with loads of charm to it.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

One of the best suspense films ever made.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Superior thriller shot on the King Kong jungle sets. A few truly gruesome scenes.

Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The film initially teases its viewers as much as Zaroff does his guests (we finally see what's in his basement, and it ain't pretty) before storming full-barrel into the hunt, a potent half-hour packed with all manner of close calls and great escapes.

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Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena

Realizado simultaneamente a King Kong (com o qual divide vários membros do elenco e equipe), é um filme que estabelece um clima incômodo de apreensão ainda hoje.

John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews

Some modern lightweight films could learn a cinematic lesson from directors Irving Pichel and Ernest Schoedshack's sixty-three-minute running time

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Flixster Audience Score: 73% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
An impressive classic suspense thriller. The Criterion disc release is a treat.
Cassandra Maples
The Most Dangerous Game is a terrific old barn-stormer. A horror-thriller from the same talents that produced King Kong. Indeed, the movie re-used several of… More
Drew Smith
It's easy to forget how sensational this was for its time, partly because it's so hokey and partly because of the eminently graceless aging of the… More
Randy Tippy
Joel McCrea and Fay Wray star in this 1932 classic about a shipwrecked big game hunter held captive by Count Zaroff (Leslie Banks), a madman who enjoys hunting… More
Aj V
A very nice film adaptation of the short story. Good actors, setting, and everything. It's really exciting, it brings the story to life.
Michael Gildea
A great movie that in many ways was ahead of its time. Fantastic direction (namely during she ship sinking and swamp scenes) and atmospheric sets steal the… More