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Game Night (15)

Comedy, Crime, Mystery

A group of friends who meet regularly for game nights find themselves trying to solve a murder mystery.

The critical consensus

With its clever, whip-smart script and enthusiastic ensemble cast firing on all cylinders, crime comedy filmmakers Jonathan Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein score big with Game Night.

****(*)Amy West, Empire Online, 23/02/2018

For most of its duration, Game Night is a hoot, yet over-competitiveness on the filmmakers' part is ultimately their undoing.

***(*)(*)Emma Simmonds, The List, 26/02/2018

Directing team John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein are shameless in the glee with which they use one volte-face after another to confuse the audience. For all the charm of the performances, the film eventually spirals away into utter meaninglessness and you yearn for the games to end.

***(*)(*)Geoffrey Macnab, The Independent, 28/02/2018

Silly, but has the decency to be very fun at the same time.

Hannah Woodhead, Little White Lies, 28/02/2018

So tightly written, performed and packed with jokes, it’s easy enough to forgive its somewhat indulgent finale.

****(*)Alistair Harkness, The Scotsman, 02/03/2018

A better-than-expected comedy, directed with irreverence and flair by the future Flash guys.

***(*)(*)Jordan Farley, Total Film, 06/03/2018

Where and when?

General release. Check local listings for show times.

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