‘Ready or Not’ Review: Devilishly Fun Late Summer Surprise Mashes Up ‘Clue’ and ‘The Purge’

‘Ready or Not’ Review: Devilishly Fun Late Summer Surprise Mashes Up ‘Clue’ and ‘The Purge’
Tyler Gillett and Matt Bettinelli-Olpin’s “Ready or Not” can pretty much be summed up by a single line of dialogue from the movie’s relentless second act: “Fucking rich people.” Spat out through a set of bloody teeth, those words cut right to the heart of this devilishly fun late summer surprise, a violent dark comedy that (sometimes literally) skewers the 1% by inviting us into a clan who would sooner kill than surrender their good fortune. There are other devious forces at work here, as well — the story hinges on the strange moral codes that hold families together — but most of all this is a movie about how money is always a devil’s bargain. Inheriting it can be dangerous; marrying into it can be deadly.

Grace (a phenomenal Samara Weaving) learns that lesson the hard way, even if money is the last thing on her mind. A former
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