release year:1997 genre:suspense drama viewing setting:theater, 11/26/97 what I expected:something convoluted what I got:a surprise a minute thriller
synopsis:Business CEO and millionaire Nichloas Van Orton has it all - except a social life and any trace of excitement. He agrees to play a "game" which quickly goes from unusual to life-threatening.
impressions:This was a well-crafted suspense thriller that eased the viewer into believing otherwise ridiculous plot twists. Just when you think "what ELSE could happen?" something new comes along - and the way it's all built up, it actually seems plausible.
acting:Michael Douglas did a good job here as a ruthless, serious executive who gets involved in something way over his head - and becomes more human in the process. There were also a number of supporting cast members who did well.
final word:Absolutely worth watching once, though after that everything will be spoiled.
rating: C+, only because (like any good suspense/mystery movie) it's not too re-watchable
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