Gamer

In the near future, you don't live to play... you'll play to live.


Gamer
Set in the future, technology has advanced to the point where video-game-playing kids can control real people in violent games. In Slayer, a 17-year-old is controlling a 'volunteer' from Death Row. If they can survive 30 games, the killer gets to walk free. However the people running the game send in a real killer, who may be a free agent, not controlled by anyone else. At the same time, there are concerned citizens working together to stop Slayer. Naturally things all come to a head towards the end. Expect plenty of violence and hyperkinetic editing.

95 minutes.
No persons under 16 (Language, Nudity, Violence).
Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller.

Showtimes

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Credits

Cast
Gerard Butler, Amber Valletta, Michael C. Hall, Kyra Sedgwick, Logan Lerman, Alison Lohman, Terry Crews, Ramsey Moore
Director
Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
ScreenplayMark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
MusicRobb Williamson, Geoff Zanelli
CinematographyEkkehart Pollack
EditingPeter Amundson, Fernando Villena, Doobie White
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2009
Produced byLionsgate, Lakeshore Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreScience fiction, action, thriller
LanguageStrong and frequent
NuditySemi-nudity
SexStrong innuendos and brief images
ViolenceStrong and gratuitous
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseAlcohol
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
5
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
5
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
5
Alcohol / Drugs
4
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
3
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
3
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconThin plot, bad characterisation and badly edited, frenetic action sequences
5
Die Burger
Paul Boekkooi quote iconDié fliek smeek om die 'delete' knoppie
5
Cape Times
Kirk Honeycutt quote icon'Gamer': no speacial moves
5
eye Weekly
Will Sloan quote iconWith its social commentary about a corrupt corporation, the low value it places on human life, and society’s increasing dependence on social networking, Gamer will come across as deep thinking to those who don’t think very deeply.
5
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconThere's an okay, if barely original story buried beneath the mayhem and ADD filmmaking, but no one will care once this cinematic cacophony runs out of quarters or loses its Internet connection.
4
Metacritic.com
55 critics
5
Rottentomatoes critics
65 critics
9
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconWith all of the hyperkinetic action and none of the flair of Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor's earlier work, Gamer has little replay value.
6

What the People say

Internet
6010 Netizens
12

Average .. 31%

6

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