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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 when the shady brother of one of them is seemingly kidnapped by dangerous gangsters.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Max
... Annie
... Brooks
... Sarah
... Ryan
... Kevin
... Michelle
... Gary
... The Bulgarian
... Donald Anderton
... Glenda
... Dr. Chin
... Val (as Zerrick Deion Williams)
... Colin
... Tats
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Six close friends meet each week for a game night involving board games, charades and pop culture trivia quizzes. Being the most competitive of the bunch, Max and his wife Annie, who seem to be a perfect match in every way, usually win every time. However, their marriage is on rocky ground as Annie fears that Max doesn't want to have children. When Max's shady brother Brooks reappears after a long mysterious absence and suggests that they have their next gathering at his place, no one expects that their weekly game night is about to go to the next level as Brooks organizes a full blown murder mystery party complete with actors as criminals and cops for them. However, when Brooks is violently kidnapped in front of everyone, it turns out that the game is all too real. Now, Max, Annie, their womanizing dimwitted friend Ryan, his domineering Irish date Sarah, and their childhood friends Michelle and her husband Kevin, who's obsessed with finding out with which mysterious celebrity ...

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This is not a game.


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

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23 February 2018 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$37,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

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

Gross USA:

$69,001,013

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$117,201,013
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2.39 : 1
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Prior to filming, the cast members had their own "game night" so they could get to know one another and prepare for the film. They played Clue and Joking Hazard. See more »

Goofs

When Brooks gets kidnapped the door gets broken down and busted up, but in a later shot the door looks fine and has no issues. See more »

Quotes

Brooks: We can't go to the cops. The Bulgarian's got a ton of moles.
Annie: On his face?
Brooks: No, in the police department.
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Crazy Credits

The Warner Bros, New Line Cinema and Access Entertainment logos are in the form of game pieces. See more »

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References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are The Champions
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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More Entertaining Than The Average Board Game
19 February 2018 | by See all my reviews

7/10

GAME NIGHT may not be a great film by any stretch of the imagination, but it's definitely a genuine blast and an entertaining ride from beginning to the very end (seriously, stay for the post-credits scene!) The rare major studio comedy that actually feels like a film, rather than a soulless exercise in assembly-line filmmaking, thanks to such creative choices like Cliff Martinez's thumping score and Barry Peterson's cinematography, which not only introduces new locations as if zooming in on a board game piece, but also sports a surprisingly well-executed long take. Lamorne Morris and Billy Magnussen are some of the obvious standouts among the film's enjoyable cast of characters, but Jesse Plemons is the true MVP, stealing every single one of his scenes with ease. The film isn't without its problems, with the convoluted third act jumping the shark almost to the point of parody, and not all of the jokes land (although most do thanks to the cast's great comedic timing), but nonetheless GAME NIGHT makes for a perfectly fun time at the movies.


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