‘Ready or Not’ Film Review: The Game of Hide and Seek’s Afoot in Twisty, Violent Dark Comedy

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‘Ready or Not’ Film Review: The Game of Hide and Seek’s Afoot in Twisty, Violent Dark Comedy
A tale of the nefarious plots of a diabolical family that made its wealth off board games, “Ready or Not,” at its best, calls to mind some devilish delights of the 1970s, from the antique-toy-stuffed manor of the original “Sleuth” to the jet set’s homicidal party games in “The Last of Sheila” to the ever-resilient final girl of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre.”

Some of its turns are better than others, but since this is the kind of twisty, hard-r comedy of gamesmanship and survival that Hollywood never seems to make anymore, fans of the genre are better off celebrating the film’s triumphs than picking over its occasional disappointing rolls of the dice.

Australian actress Samara Weaving, giving what can be legitimately termed as a “star-making performance,” plays Grace, who’s about to marry Alex (Mark O’Brien), scion of the rich and powerful Le Domas family. Just before the ceremony,
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