Gamer

Metascore
27

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 8 out of 13

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Critic Reviews

  1. 38
    I wonder if Gamer might make a good game; it certainly doesn't make a good movie.
  2. Reviewed by: Tom Russo
    38
    For long stretches of the PlayStation-minded Gamer, the action does drag.
  3. 30
    Rarely have the words "game over" come as such sweet relief.
  4. 30
    Considerably less of a thrillgasm than playing "Frogger" blindfolded.
  5. 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.
  6. What the movie needs more than anything else is a fast-forward button.
  7. 20
    Directors Mark Neveldine and Brian Taylor were responsible for the delirious "Crank" and "Crank 2" but left the magic behind when they threw together this tedious mash-up of "Tron," "Rollerball," "The Matrix," etc.
  8. A futuristic vomitorium of bosoms and bullets.
User Score
4.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 234 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 63
  2. Negative: 25 out of 63
  1. Sep 28, 2011
    2
    "The Gamer" is a game you will NEVER want to play, especially with Gerald Butler starring in it.
  2. AnonymousMC
    Oct 9, 2009
    7
    Overall this was an adequate movie. The best parts were the actions scenes. The acting was also very good with a good cast. There were someOverall this was an adequate movie. The best parts were the actions scenes. The acting was also very good with a good cast. There were some gaps in the story which made you ask questions. However besides a minor annoyance it did not diminish the value of the movie. I think the problem with the movie lay with the otherstaff such as the director etc. Also this is an action movie. If the viewers go into the movie with this in mind they will enjoy it. If you go into the theather expecting a philosphical movie with academic take on where our world is going you will be deeply diasappointed. Full Review »
  3. AndrewM.
    Jan 20, 2010
    0
    Terrible. just terrible. and it gave me a migraine, with all the strobing and odd, jerky camera movements and switches. Maybe worse than Crank 2