Game Night Review: 7 Ups & 3 Downs

A top-notch studio comedy.

Game Night Rachel McAdams Jason Bateman
Warner Bros.

The new Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams-starring comedy Game Night is out in UK cinemas now, and while the marketing campaign didn't exactly suggest it'd be much more than a middling, broad comedy, the end result is actually far better than you might be expecting. It wouldn't even be that surprising if this turned out to be one of the year's funniest movies. Seriously.

Critics so far seem to agree that the film has soared high above any reasonable expectations, delivering one of the smartest and most consistent big-budget comedies in recent memory, with the cast and crew working above and beyond to deliver a movie that's not just going through the simple motions, but actually shows some invention of its own.

If the trailers had you peg this one as nothing more than a future Netflix viewing - if at all - you might want to think again: it's great fun and totally worthy of a theatrical viewing...


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