Gamer In the fractious future of Gamer , videogames have "gone human," with real live blood-sport warriors controlled by geeks with joysticks. The sickest of these… Gamer In the fractious future of Gamer , videogames have "gone human," with real live blood-sport warriors controlled by geeks with joysticks. The sickest of these… 2009-09-04 PT95M Action/Adventure Sci-fi and Fantasy Gerard Butler Michael C. Hall Alison Lohman Amber Valletta Lions Gate Films
Movie Review

Gamer (2009)

Extract, Jason Bateman | Gamer: Gerard Butler
Gamer: Gerard Butler
EW's GRADE
D

Details Release Date: Sep 04, 2009; Length: 95 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Gerard Butler and Michael C. Hall; Distributor: Lions Gate Films

In the fractious future of Gamer, videogames have ''gone human,'' with real live blood-sport warriors controlled by geeks with joysticks. The sickest of these games is Slayers, in which death-row inmates kill each other off in a noisy orgy of skip-stutter editing and dirty-ash-spattered explosions. It's The Dirty Dozen meets TRON, updated for the age of action incoherence. As the brutish Kable, Gerard Butler must find out who's pulling his strings, but it's the audience whose chain gets yanked by this headache-inducing techno-violent mishmash. D

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Originally posted Sep 04, 2009 Published in issue #1065-1066 Sep 18, 2009 Order article reprints
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Weekend of Nov 16 Box Office Source: Rentrak Corp.
Rank Title Weekend Gross* Weeks on Chart Cume. Gross* EW Grade
1.
Dumb and Dumber To
Universal
$38.1 1 $38.1 C-
2.
Big Hero 6
Walt Disney Pictures
$36.0 2 $111.7 B+
3.
Interstellar
Paramount
$29.2 2 $97.8 B-
4.
Beyond the Lights
Relativity
$6.5 1 $6.5 B+
5.
Gone Girl
Fox
$4.6 7 $152.7 A
6.
St. Vincent
Weinstein Co.
$4.0 6 $33.3 B
7.
Fury
Sony
$3.8 5 $75.9 C+
8.
Nightcrawler
Open Road
$3.0 3 $25.0 B+
9.
Ouija
Universal
$3.0 4 $48.1 C-
10.
Birdman
Fox Searchlight
$2.4 5 $11.6 A-
* in millions

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