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Game Night (2018)

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A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
The Bulgarian
Donald Anderton
Dr. Chin
Val (as Zerrick Deion Williams)


A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves entangled in a real-life mystery.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


This is not a game.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 February 2018 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Noche de juegos  »

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Box Office


$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$17,005,332, 25 February 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$48,604,184, 15 March 2018

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$52,509,360, 8 March 2018
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Technical Specs



Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


In the film, Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams makes a joke about child actors not amounting to much. Bateman was a child actor famous for his role on The Hogan Family. See more »


Ths sound of the blood dripping from Max's arm is heard when he's on the computer. When the dog just starts licking the blood on the carpet you still hear blood dripping, but you cannot see it falling and it definitely won't sound like its falling in a puddle if the dog stands over the only puddle in the room. See more »


Gary: Never exclude me again.
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Crazy Credits

The title of the film is shown as a neon sign at the two main characters' wedding. See more »


Spoofs Fight Club (1999) See more »


Don't Stop Me Now
Written by Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records, Inc.
Courtesy of Universal International Music BV
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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A classic comedy thriller with brilliant dialogue and memorable characters.
22 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

"Where'd you find her? TED Talk?"

If you're game for a hilarious night at the movies, then see the black comedy Game Night. This romantic thriller is a mix of screwball comedy, Marx Brothers slapstick, and witty repartee you'll vow to go back for (about the handsomer brother: "He's like the Mark Wahlberg to Max's Donnie!") so you can catch at least half of the brilliant dialogue from the pen of writer Mark Perez.

Max (Jason Bateman) and Annie (Rachel McAdams) is a childless married couple who relax with friends playing highly competitive games like Scrabble and Charades. This night, however, with the return of his charming, successful brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), the game becomes fraught with sibling rivalry and violence that somehow never eclipses the humor. For the audience, determining what is just a game and what is real is the enjoyable endgame, and not easily solved.

The high-flying chases and quips remind me of Grant and Russell in their screwball days, throwing intellectual barbs while their lives are at stake (about a ditzy blonde guest: "Where'd you find her? TED Talk?"). Although Bateman has cornered the market on the clueless but still sharp middle class professional with the classic slow burn, McAdams is a discovery as a robust bright partner only a little clueless but plenty savvy. Her takeoff on Amanda Plummer with the diner hostages in Pulp Fiction is priceless.

Besides McAdams' surprise comedic chops, Jesse Plemons as the off- center, next-door cop Gary sheds his Matt Damon lookalike calling card and crafts a memorable role to prove his talent as a comic character. However, he's just another achiever in an ensemble overloaded with charm. Now and then a fine film comes in this dead-zone time of year: Game Night is that one, a promise of good films to come long after Oscar has gone to hibernation.

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