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  • Summary: Kable is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern dayKable is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle's ruthless technology. (Lionsgate) Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13
  1. 70
    Neveldine and Taylor’s spazzy (but coherent) action scenes rely mostly on blood spurts instead of feats of badassery, but their dystopia is inventive and their visual schemes diverse.
  2. Crank’s Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor direct with their usual flashy brio, and basso profundo Keith David has a sublime cameo as a cop indignant at the thought of a pistachio peanut butter sandwich. It’s that kind of movie, folks.
  3. 42
    The trouble with Gamer is that it’s weird, but not weird enough for the long haul.
  4. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    38
    For long stretches of the PlayStation-minded Gamer, the action does drag.
  5. 30
    Rarely have the words "game over" come as such sweet relief.
  6. 30
    Considerably less of a thrillgasm than playing "Frogger" blindfolded.
  7. A futuristic vomitorium of bosoms and bullets.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 27 out of 62
  2. Negative: 25 out of 62
  1. KarynC.
    Sep 4, 2009
    10
    I loved this movie. What a ride. Very cool scenes and concept.
  2. Dec 22, 2012
    10
    Estoy muy seguro de que ni siquiera a tratar de descifrar este comentario porque está en español, pero sin embargo, en realidadEstoy muy seguro de que ni siquiera a tratar de descifrar este comentario porque está en español, pero sin embargo, en realidad era una película muy buena, y estoy tratando de promediar las críticas de aquí, porque si nos fijamos en la base de datos de la película del Internet , tiene una calificación de un sólido cinco punto ocho, por supuesto, no puedo usar los números porque uno de ustedes en realidad podría sospechar que esto no es una crítica legítima, pero bueno, no lo es, me gusta mucho el cine, y me gusta manipular las cosas, así que sí, ponerlos juntos y tienes esta mierda aquí, una revisión españolas, bueno, no exactamente una crítica, pero sí, me gusta el cine, me gustan los ponis y lanzadores de cohetes y el pastel de manzana, consulte lo que es un maravilloso ser humano que soy ... bueno, sí, adiós, y si usted es hispano, y entiendes lo que estoy diciendo, entonces ir a ver la película, usted no será decepcionado. Expand
  3. RexxH.
    Sep 5, 2009
    5
    The directors might as well spend weekends remixing videos of speeches on C-SPAN. No sooner did they espy the cool script, than both The directors might as well spend weekends remixing videos of speeches on C-SPAN. No sooner did they espy the cool script, than both directors set out to create this movie with something of condescending scorn. Wasting Ludacris' skills and poor Gerrard Butler, who spent the entire film literally fighting to save his career. Among the notable highlights was Butler drinking liquor then commencing to take an unabashed piss into a futuristic truck. A cynical evaluation of videogame culture, virtual sex and cartoon violence filmed with urgent commercial farce. The directors were slapping high fives at a laughable elevated new school Super Mario Brother's plot enmeshed with zeitgeist themes, null character development and a phalanx of irony and cynism devoid of pedantry. Don't look for verisimilitude between saturated zombie pixels.The trailer was better than the movie. No sequel please. Expand
  4. EllisB
    Dec 4, 2009
    3
    Infuriating... This movie is the iconic monument to what is currently wrong with the world. All the technicalities aside - bad camera work, Infuriating... This movie is the iconic monument to what is currently wrong with the world. All the technicalities aside - bad camera work, incessant screen flashing and uncalled transitions; this movie depicts an anti utopia of ludicrous proportions. Lions gate studios have created another DO NOT WATCH title. Gamer promotes technophobia, defeatism and attempts to capitalize on shock value, way past the appropriate amounts. This horrendous picture should be banned on the basis of obscenity. Even if you let assume all the what ifs; you will find that it will never make any logical sense. Sure it's got action, it's got drama, it's got excitement but watching this movie is like eating cherry twizzlers blended with 0 percent yogurt, and a healthy dose of number 7 recycled plastic as a whipped topping. It takes away from sci-fi; it gives bad impression about any human-technology interfacing. This movie reeks of artificial engineering by some forces interested in lowering human-wide IQ levels, it decreased my attention span by 10%; while watching this movie, I have lost 134,586 brain cells; anybody pregnant would instantly give premature birth after watching this atrocity. Please note the trend of all filmmakers to fill the logical voids with irrelevant conversation during which the camera view will shift at least 70 times. It is NOT OK for me to watch something which makes no sense, why would anybody do that? Starring at the wall is better for our psyche than to look at this crap. Would everybody please stand up and say that no matter how much or how little money is spent on a film, what really matters is the ingenuity of the story and the essential soul of the motion picture. Gamer has no soul, no intrigue, it is meant to play with your basic feelings; but at the end you feel like you got raped. Expand
  5. Mar 31, 2013
    2
    this movie have a huge lack of imagination and the result was a horrible movie with an awful picture and acting wasn't in the place and Gerardthis movie have a huge lack of imagination and the result was a horrible movie with an awful picture and acting wasn't in the place and Gerard Butler to go from 300 to this movie is just plain wrong. after all it seems like a gamer wanted to make a successful movie but his imagination betrayed him. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2013
    0
    I gave Gamer a second chance because I thought I gave up on it too soon when it came out. The camera angles are horrible, the acting isI gave Gamer a second chance because I thought I gave up on it too soon when it came out. The camera angles are horrible, the acting is amateuristic and the premise is ludacris. Pun intended. I'm not sure if this is supposed to be social commentary or just gratuitous violence and nudity for the sake of violence and nudity but even if it were to be the former (or the latter, for that matter) it just isn't interesting enough to keep watching as it's just immature and an assault on the senses with its horribly drab colour scheme and flashy camera action. Expand

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