Game Night will have you laughing out very loud – Review

So how funny could Game Night really be? That was the question I asked myself after seeing the hysterical trailer for the movie before its cinematical release, so now that Game Night has now arrived from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on Digital Download and on Blu-ray™ and DVD. It was time for me to check out the movie on Blu-ray.

Game night stars Jason Bateman (the “Horrible Bosses” films, TV’s “Arrested Development,” TV’s “Ozark”) and Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams (“Spotlight,” “Dr. Strange”) as they take Game Night’s to an extreme, this is not just about sitting at home playing Monopoly or Cluedo, this is about taking the evening a step further into hysterical situations.

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Game Night – Let the Craziness Begin

Game Night follows Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams as Max and Annie, whose weekly couples game night gets kicked up a notch when Max’s charismatic brother, Brooks (Kyle Chandler), arranges a murder mystery party, complete with fake thugs and faux federal agents (Look out for an uncredited Jeffery Wright, Westworld).

So, when Brooks gets kidnapped, everything seems like it’s just part of the crazy game, but as everyone is getting excited by the evening and how well the faux kidnap is being performed, something just doesn’t seem right as Brooks is beaten up and thrown in the back of a van.

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So now it’s up to the guys to find Brooks as the night to win the Game Night, or so they think, the team splits up and each pair go off to find Brooks, what ensues now is a hysterically funny movie with each of the pair being lead into some crazy moments, such as a brilliant scene in a bar with Rachel McAdams waving around a gun and quoting the opening scene from Pulp Fiction.

'Any of you f****n’ pricks move and I’ll execute every motherf*****g last one of you!' - AnnieClick To Tweet

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As the night moves along, the friends find themselves increasingly in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn. With no rules, no points, and no idea who all the players are, this could turn out to be the most fun they’ve ever had…or, it’s game over.

Game Night is certainly one of those rare movies that seems to have everything you could want from a comedy, the cast all work brilliantly together, it’s very nicely shot, the script holds up well with the one-liners and comic timing, the direction o the move is very well done with some great looking set pieces and laugh out loud moments.

The Blu-ray looks great, crisp lines and the dark scenes are still lit enough to be seen without any visual noise issues, the sound has a brilliant DD5.1 mix which is used to well effect throughout.

I can honestly say that Game Night is one of the best comedies that I’ve seen in a long time, I found myself in a constant flux of laughter.

Game Night also stars are Billy Magnussen (“Bridge of Spies,” TV’s “American Crime Story”), Sharon Horgan (TV’s “Catastrophe”), Lamorne Morris (TV’s “New Girl”), Kylie Bunbury (TV’s “Pitch”), Jesse Plemons (“Black Mass,” TV’s “Fargo”), Danny Huston (“Wonder Woman,” “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”), Chelsea Peretti (TV’s “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”), with Michael C. Hall (TV’s “Dexter,” TV’s “Six Feet Under”) and Kyle Chandler (“Manchester by the Sea,” TV’s “Bloodline”).

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BLU-RAY AND DVD FEATURES

Blu-ray contains the following special features:

  • Gag Reel
  • An Unforgettable Evening: Making Game Night

DVD contains the following special features:

  • An Unforgettable Evening: Making Game Night

Game night is available now on Digital Download and on Blu-ray™ and DVD.

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Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham is the founder and owner of the Blazing Minds. She is also a Cinema reviewer, based at the Scala in Prestatyn and at the many Cineworld screens, where she reviews the latest movies, she has also had several articles published in various publications. In 2015 she became an Award Winning Blogger and also has her website listed as one of the UK's Top 10 Film Blogs.
Karen Woodham
Karen Woodham