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  • Summary: You're in the Movies brings the cool factor to kitsch as you live out your dreams of becoming a scream queen, zombie, or kung fu fighter. Premiering exclusively on Xbox 360 this holiday season, it's the first and only game of its kind to transport players into a magical world of cinema mixed with the hilarious world of improvisation. Using the Xbox LIVE Vision camera, players' actions are captured and placed into short, riotous films that highlight the unique and often dubious acting talents of friends and family. Performances never end up on the cutting room floor and are never the same. With You're in the Movies, you're about to be a star - if only straight to DVD. Get ready for your close-up. [Microsoft] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 21
  2. Negative: 3 out of 21
  1. You're in the Movies, will easily appeal to kids, but adults are sure to find this game just as entertaining.
  2. If four players do a round of You're in the Movies, a round will take approx. 30 minutes of time. It is an entertaining game, but there are some technical problems concerning shadows, light and distance. Another problem is that the mini games get boring after a short time.
  3. Playing mini-games and watching a movie featuring yourself and your friends is fun the first few times, but it wears off fast. The game does a good job of including everyone and providing a fun time, and the Director's Mode extends its value, but if you already own the camera and get tired of party games easily, perhaps there isn't a good enough reason to jump into this purchase.
  4. A brilliant bit of fun for an hour or two. [Feb 2009, p.86]
  5. 58
    But Movies is a videogame, not an acting studio; it's the game parts that wear thin, becoming more tedious than fun. Ultimately, Movies is that type of game you only bring out at parties, and even then, your guests will probably ask to play Rock Band or Guitar Hero instead.
  6. I know there was good intent that went into the making of the game, but, in all honesty, it turned out to be a very glitchy mess.
  7. People don't live in movie studios. They live in houses and flats that are lit for comfort, not to fulfill the technical requirements of an aging webcam. If you really want to put yourself and your friends on the TV, leave this failed experiment on the shelf, and put the money towards a digital camcorder instead.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. ChrisD.
    Dec 1, 2008
    Awesome fun! If you like cheesy movies and party games with the mates, you'd love this!
  2. MarcS.
    Dec 9, 2008
    The best party game ever mad for 360! Yes, the pace could have been better and slightly higher, but this doesn't spoil the fun! An absolute must-buy if you have friends. Apparently the reviewers don't.... LOL. Expand
  3. MandaJohnson
    Jun 29, 2009
    This game is hilarious and loads of fun. If all you want to use your xbox for is the latest shooter - move along, you probably won't enjoy it. If you love having fun, acting silly, being a dork and involving your friends - it's a RIOT! Expand
  4. DB
    Jan 3, 2009
    Games shows promise but fails to deliver in the end. My 11 and 5 year old love it... Game is missing the ability to re-do a take if you know that you messed it up. Lighting is tricky to get right. Expand
  5. Apr 24, 2013
    As many other people I would suspect purchased this game they mainly were after the live vision camera and the game itself was considered a bonus. I was however generally suprised that I put this game in and did enjoy it however the game loses its appeal after a couple of play-throughs due to its repetitiveness and then becomes dull and tedious to play. I did manage to play this with me and a friend and it was found to be a bit more enjoyable but again was brought down by the gameplay again repeating itself.

    My suggestion is for the price it is currently being sold at here on amazon to get it but only really if you want the live vision camera or have four friends to play with on a regular basis who you may generally enjoy playing games that make you all look like complete morons in front of one another
  6. Oct 3, 2010
    A little bit of a rip off. The background graphics are horrendous, yet the total outcome is pretty cool. Interesting, yet kind of a horrible way for a game to be. Expand
  7. NasserInASaucer
    May 12, 2009
    Frankly, this game got nothing right. Better own a green screen if you want it to work at all. Even if it did work perfectly, the game is so obnoxious that you cannot stand to play it after just a little bit. You don't get bored, you get annoyed with the game. My little brother and sister couldn't stand the game. We played the game for a total of 20 minutes before we packed it up and traded it in online. I got this free with a bundle, and to be perfectly honest, it wasn't worth it. Worst game ever. Expand

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