This movie was really really enjoyable. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen a movie that didn’t rely on dick jokes, marijuana references and slightly homophobic jokes to get a laugh. This movie was just plain funny. It has twists you don’t expect in a comedy film, the plot is engaging, and the characters were great.
I think his is a great movie to watch when you just need a little bit of action with a good laugh.
If you're looking for a mindless comedy, you've come to the right place. This film is ridiculous. Suspend your disbelief, and have a good time.
Since I was attracted to the movie by way of the trailer, the casting was actually a surprise. Jason Bateman is in maximum mail-it-in mode, but he's great anyway. You'll recognize many of the ancillary characters. There's even a Michael C. Hall sighting! Without giving too much away I can say that the real scene stealer in the movie is Jesse Plemons, better known as Todd (Meth Damon) from Breaking Bad. Perhaps I assumed he didn't have comedy in him, but Pleamons is brilliant as "Gary".
As predictable as parts of this movie are, there are still some surprises to be had. Watch this movie without laughing at significant chunks... I dare you!
This is a hilariously fun movie. we watched it twice within our rental timeframe. I completely recommend it. Is it always plausible? no, there are plot holes and one rather glaring one at the end. But who cares? it was a fun and funny thrill ride all the way through. The premise is brilliant and it delivers very well on the premise. Just watch it, there is no better deadpan delivery on a comedic level than Jason Bateman in this movie.
This is one of those movies that becomes a complete surprise at how much we enjoyed it. Very fast moving but doesn't take away from you caring about the characters and a lot of laugh out loud moments. Not raunchy humor, just very clever and very refreshing to see a well-rounded comedy. Cast was superb.
Great movie, keeps you guessing about plot thru whole movie. Watch it a second time with my wife and 29 yr old son and they both liked it and thought it was a great movie. Funny, keeps you on the edge of your seat sometimes and trying to guess what is going on. Definitely recommend this to anyone over 15 yr old maybe.
My wife and I loved this movie. We are big board game fans, so the whole premise was entertaining in that regard, but also the cinematography had a lot of fun with the concept, presenting the world as a game board, or making the actors look like a game piece when entering a new scene. The cinematography in general was far beyond what I've come to expect from modern comedies, so combine that with a fun plot, solid performances from the cast, and you've got a great time!