Details from IMDB:
Game Night (2018)
A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.
I’ll be honest here, I didn’t have much interest in this movie. My wife and I often take turns and after taking her to Shape of Water
this was her pick. The reviews at least were ok, so we went.
I can be hard on movies, especially those outside of my usual preference. So I’ll start with the good, there were some funny parts here. Probably 3 times I laughed out loud. Rachel McAdams is funny and puts in a good performance. Jason Bateman is fine, it’s just he’s played this character so many times (or a slight variation on it) that it’s getting tired. It seems like he’s forever Michael Bluth (from Arrested Development
) and he really needs to do something different. Michael C. Hall (whom I loved from Dexter and Six Feet Under) is terrible and never should have been in it. I thought Jesse Plemons was good in his small role but not enough to redeem the film.
This movie is certainly not for kids, lots of coarse language, some violence and some gory scenes make it ages 17+. I can only give it 6 out of 10 and would not recommend it (unless you’re on a date night like me and can’t agree on anything else). For a comedy I barely laughed and was bored several times, that’s a serious flaw. See Black Panther again, I hope to before it leaves theaters or just wait for something better.