Gamer

2009

Action / Sci-Fi / Thriller

206
IMDb Rating 5.8 10 124,640

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Cast

Gerard Butler as James Ducat
Logan Lerman as Simon
Milo Ventimiglia as Robert Balboa Jr.
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1.43 GB
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English
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23.976 fps
95 min
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23.976 fps
95 min
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R
23.976 fps
95 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by The_Dead_See 2 / 10 / 10

A warning to those who dislike ADHD music video directing and editing.

The first run around, I turned Gamer off after thirty minutes. The directing and editing was so bad - with no single shot seeming to last for more than half a second - that I could barely follow the story and found the action unintelligible and boring. It is shot like a 2-hour long music video. No establishing shots, nothing subtle, rapid-fire editing, overuse of shaky-cam and not one single shot that isn't angled weird or pointing up someone's nose. Only three movies I can recall had directing and editing this distracting, annoying, and self-congratulating. Those were Catwoman (04), Vidocq (01), and Transporter 3 (08). If you could handle those movies then you might enjoy Gamer. So yes, I turned it off, but then I decided to review it anyway to perhaps save a few folks like me (people who can't stand this new era of ADHD movie directing) some time. So the next day, I sat down and suffered through the last two thirds. And yes "suffer" is the right word. It's a pity as I see it. Michael C Hall was a fabulous bad guy. Gerard Butler is a tried and tested action hero. The concept and script weren't altogether losses. But boy do these directors (yes, it took TWO of them to make something this awful) need to get over themselves and learn how to visually tell a story without getting in the way of it. It worked for Crank because the style matched the frantic subject matter and almost became part of the theme of that movie. It DOES NOT work with Gamer. You know, I used to think Uwe Boll or McG, or perhaps Michael Bay were the worst directors in Hollywood today. Now I'm revising my opinion... Neveldine/Taylor take that dubious honor.

Reviewed by ma-cortes 6 / 10 / 10

Moving and violent story with intense and raw struggles by TV broadcasting

Set in a totalitarian society , a future-world where powerful humans can rule other unfortunates humans in mass-scale, multi-player online gaming environments, star player from two games called ¨Society ¨ and "Slayers" looks to get his independence while taking down the game's mastermind . Kable (Gerad Butler) is a convict who was wrongly framed for killing and condemned to death penalty . Castle (Michael C Hall) is the manager of a game show wherein convicted delinquents are given the chance to run to freedom but have to elude the stalkers; men who hunt them down and kill them in gruesome manners . With full control over the media, Castle attempts to quell the nation's yearning for freedom by broadcasting a number of game shows on which convicted criminals fight for their lives. The most popular and sadistic of these programs is ¨Slayers¨ . 17-year-old Simon (Logan Lerman) controls Kable and leads him around the battle camp . After massacring most everyone in his way, Kable gets blasted outside of the war zone . Kable arranges to run to the safe point to win the battle. Afterward, the surviving characters are transported elsewhere the show's next contestant. Furthermore , we watch Kable's spouse named Angie (Amber Valletta) going to work as a rare role in Society . Angie also is controlled by a fat man . Elsewhere, the convicts for Slayers are being transported to the next battlefield . Kable gets escape and tries to free Angie . This stirring picture displays noisy action , thrills , lots of violence and some doses of nudism . This movie is about as action-packed and adrenaline-punched , an action movie you're going to see in a while . It's stylishly made, with lots of tense action from the beginning to the end to keep one satisfied. The motion picture provides fast and furious amusement with spectaculars scenes . The tale packs unstopped movement and is extremely entertaining for action lovers and video-games fans . The battle scenes are made with authentic stunts but also by C.G.I . This story about a chilling and surprisingly realistic tale of reality TV gone mad is professionally told , though it results to be a post-modern version of ¨The running man (1987)¨ by Paul Michael Glaser and based on a Stephen King's novel . Directors, writers , producers Brian Taylor and Mark Neveldine present an eye-popping glimpse at the television of tomorrow . This witty slice of sociological future world keeps the action flowing throughout, and presents us with some bizarrely fascinating villains , especially played by Michael C Hall , as well as the usual action frolics. One query, however , is over the high level of violence and some erotic scenes that contain this exciting film . Rating : 5,5 . Acceptable and passable .

Reviewed by Davis P 6 / 10 / 10

What you would expect

There is no surprises in the 2009 movie Gamer. The action sequences and many of the scenes are pretty stereotypical for this type of movie and it's exactly what you would expect, but that doesn't necessarily have to be a bad thing. The film begins with a big video game style military like action sequence where a bunch of soldiers are trying to kill one another. Now there are some jerky camera movements and some of the filming is a little bit hard to follow at the beginning, but I excuse it because it's meant to be that way, since it's a game. Gerard Butler is good in his role, he was dramatic at times and then he was just the stereotypical action hero at other times. I also really liked Kyra Sedgwick in her role, she didn't really have a huge role, but I thought she fit. Logan Lerman is here, and he was OK I guess, nothing all that special, he's the teenage boy who games, and has all he could ever hope for or desire (including nude girls). That is one thing that I want to talk about, is if you are uncomfortable with occasional nudity or sex, then this is not the movie for you, because one of the games is very sexually charged and that's basically all it's about. I didn't really care to see as much nudity as was in the film, I don't mind brief nudity or a couple scenes that feature it, but I thought that they overloaded it a bit. I thought that the plot was interesting enough to keep your attention, although not the most original in the world. And this might not seem like much of a complaint to some people, but I did not care for Logan Lerman's miss use of the word gay. He uses it as an insult/derogatory term, like a stereotypical straight teenage guy, no need for that, it's insulting. Anyways back to the review. The action is all right, there definitely have been better action films and there will be better in the future. Overall I give gamer a 6/10.

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