Gamer (2009) - Movie Details Cast Movie Review

Release Date: September 4, 2009
On DVD: January 19, 2010
Genre: Sci-Fi, Action
Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Writer: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Cast: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Alison Lohman, Amber Valletta, Logan Lerman, Kyra Sedgwick, Ludacris, John Leguizamo, Zoe Bell, Terry Crews
AKA: Game
Studio: Lionsgate
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Running Time: 105 minutes
MPAA Rating: Rated R for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.

GAMER is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people...for keeps.

Movie Review

Gamer looked like a bad idea from the start. A version of Death Race for the video game crowd, by definition the movie was never going to appeal to the masses. Driving home the fact was that writing/directing team Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor, the men behind Crank and Crank 2, were at the helm, guaranteeing that the movie would be a frenetic onslaught few audience members would be able to comprehend. Following terrible reviews and awful movie trailers, it was an easy decision to wait until DVD - and on DVD it is (January 19, 2010 to be precise). Perhaps due to low expectations, Gamer surprisingly has some entertainment value - even if it is pretty bad.