Max and Annie's weekly game night gets kicked up a notch when Max's brother Brooks arranges a murder mystery party -- complete with fake thugs and federal agents. So when Brooks gets kidnapped, it's all supposed to be part of the game. As the competitors set out to solve the case, they start to learn that neither the game nor Brooks are what they seem to be. The friends soon find themselves in over their heads as each twist leads to another unexpected turn over the course of one chaotic night.
Director: John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein
Cast: Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler, Billy Magnussen, Sharon Horgan, Lamorne Morris, Kylie Bunbury, Jesse Plemons, Michael C. Hall, Danny Huston, Jeffrey Wright
Release Date: Feb 23, 2018
Genres: Action, Comedy, Crime
Rated R for language, sexual references and some violence
Runtime: 1 hr 40 min
Game Night is one of those zany comedies with a simple premise that just works. Director’s John Francis Daley and Jonathan M. Goldstein craft an efficient and hilarious comedy that moves quickly enough to avoid letting any of the misfires linger very long. Their biggest asset though is the cast who have great comic timing and chemistry. Leading the way is Jason Bateman and Rachel McAdams who bounce off each other easily throughout the film. Bateman does his usual Bateman act which still works after all these years. Rachel McAdams is equally funny; her comic timing is vastly underrated. The supporting players are all funny in their own right with each given their chance to shine. A cavalcade of familiar faces pop up as things get more out of hand. Game Night’s is a perfect turn your brain off and just laugh type of comedy.