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Gamer (2009) - Movie Details

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105 min.
Release Date
September 4, 2009
DVD Release Date
January 19, 2010
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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. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their... Full synopsis »

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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. Full movie review »
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