Gerald's Game


After the husband falls down with a heart attack in the midst of an intimate game, the young woman remains confined to bed. But its loneliness was short-lived. All the fears she had ever experienced, return to a secluded house, gradually transformed into a sinister torture chamber.

Director:
  • Mike Flanagan

Stars:
Release Date: 2017-09-29
IMDb icon 6.6/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 1h:43m
reviews
Suzy Sage
08 October 2017 | 07:47

When there special effects, no frequent change of interiors, places, characters... to keep the necessary level of "Sapienza" can not be without great work as a writer, so and Director and actors. To make a really interesting and exciting chamber the film is the top directing, and these are the movies I expect to a special foretaste of the still not since "Sleuth" by Kenneth Branagh.

It all starts as a typical family drama: after many years of marriage the couple is trying to introduce novelty in their relationship. However, the plot suddenly escalates, turning it into a powerful psychological Thriller that in true horror film. To the end clear that worse: riot accumulated life fears in mind character, or intruders in her room (the dog and the moon man). It is the ending will put all the dot "i".

Still there's a couple of a few moments confused me. Why the bed is not made of iron? Bed, to which the chained character, a place where takes place 80% of the movie looks kind of puny, so not understand why the heroine is not trying to break. Sure, Porush would all further the plot and one of the most terrible scenes of the film, when the heroine still trying to figure out how to get out. Perhaps it is done on purpose to emphasize the line of the psychological Thriller: it is more important to break free of the shackles of moral fear, and once you do, you understand how to marry physical limitations.

The second point — this is the topic of violence against girl childhood... I Hope that you would classify this as a spoiler, so I still the trailer, it became clear that this theme can be heard. All the time wonder why it so favored in American cinema, and serialography, in particular, remembering "It", and for the king this topic is not last. Starts pretty annoying that in the American film there is a character is gay and if not gay, then a lesbian, and if not gay, a pedophile or a victim of child abuse, and if not they will sound the theme of incest...

However, in"Games..." this issue is not uppercase I'm sorry this is a cliché. In the rest of the film is not looks clichéd horror or Thriller, happy acting job and makes how should be nervous and to empathize.

Daniella Millisent
19 January 2018 | 03:48

To be honest, that "Gerald's Game" is a film adaptation of the king, I learned just before writing reviews. He I have the book not reading to compare with the source is not can, I will consider the story "as is".

By the way, a few words about the Director: Michael Flanagan, the Director is not that great, but, well, good. Although "Somnia" and"Ouija" is another forgettable scary horror movies which usually release under a Halloween "Hush" a very good tense Thriller, and in "Oculus" was that the scene with Apple (who watched will understand about what I mean).

Without spoilers the synopsis of the movie the following: a couple middle-aged comes in country house to fire and drive an old flame, her husband dies, and the wife is chained to the bed with handcuffs, and in this position, hallucinating. About scene Apple I remembered because all the scenes of hallucinations are mounted so amazing how and she, he proceeds from reality imagination seamlessly smoothly as possible. Not want to go into technical details, but things like the camera angle or the entrances and exits of the actors from the frame made perfect. Without of the game, only with help convincing game karly Gugino, lighting and camera work (camera is unobtrusive and avoids a portion of the room where the heroine is afraid to look), we get subjective, of course, the most frightening scene of the year.

Unfortunately, every ointment has its fly in the ointment, and in this case even two:

Remember the synopsis? Our heroine is a chained to the bed, hallucinating, arguing with a dead husband, with myself. So here is the film our she moved about thirty years ago psychological trauma.

Re-read these two suggestions are times. In how I have described have any meaning? Because exactly weird than your place looks, the second story line. Again, about that is a film adaptation I didn't when viewing was a strong feeling that in the process of filming someone put a different Director, not associated with the first script.

There is in the movie is an unwritten rule: don't tell me what can show. And here is our second fly in the ointment, because as an epigraph, the film starts somewhere scary to take the time and the VoiceOver simply retells the ending, but it is the third storyline, which is there do not needed. Maybe the book in this makes sense, and that's film.

To summarize, in the best I've seen the film, Michael Flanagan excellent acting meet with good camera work and thoughtful editing and create a tense and frightening atmosphere. Despite some of the scenario of stocks, the advantages outweigh and the output is a good movie

6.5 out of 10

Demetra Gosser
18 October 2017 | 11:39

King snapped up! Who The King? Fresh king — fit, dismantle! 2 king of the price of one, only 2017м!

With such hype around the author's name, Netflix is not could not hurry up and introduced another adaptation of another work of cult writer.

In the story a married couple, Jessie and Gerald arrive at the weekend cosy country house. The purpose of the visit: to warm up the cooled-down sex life, which the opinion of the characters suffers from their marriage. Arriving at the place, wife not closed the door, almost immediately begin to merrymaking. The absence of neighbors and strangers, prepared with beautiful lingerie and handcuffs heated libido of spouses. And at a time when the bracelets are closed on the hands of Jesse chained to bed, Gerald catches up with a heart attack, not allowed him to old age to try out new facets of sexual pleasure. As said: too quickly I shot back. Now a woman alone with your thoughts, the corpse of her husband and a hungry wild dog.

Following in the footsteps of the king, directed by mediocre horror Michael Flanigan perfectly conveys the atmosphere of rejection nasty "of aizanoi". Surely a huge number of pseudo-feminists will love it. In this story there any normal male character: husband — rude pervert father — a pedophile, so  & maniac necrophiliac also present. All matter of deviations keenly relished in the authentic Kingovskoy style. In General, the handwriting of the king, always one unchangeable prescription: Incest, pedophilia + monster. Violence in the family + monster. Human vices + and mysticism, again, a monster. And always works on hurrah. The character Jesse on the background of such "beauty" is revealed in full for that we should praise Carl Gugino. Dynamics also a bit weak at times on both legs. The first half of the paintings are executed in the style of "127 hours," where the heroine is trying to survive at the expense of available tools and out, causing injury to yourself, the second resembles a hallucinogenic trip plumber Mario in manifold mushrooms: the Character Jessie then it communicates with the imaginary projections, ghosts of the past in the background of solar Eclipse and lunar two-meter man. The suspense and plot twist there: where they have king.

In General it can be noted that this is perhaps the best job in the Arsenal Flanigan Yes and thanks to a stellar name, but more honest to call it mediocre film adaptation is not the best novel that is created, like the blueprint of the literary text.

+: The game is Carla, Gugino, setting.

-: Absence of individual feeding, sagging dynamics.

faq
How long is Gerald's Game?
2h 23m
Who is the director of the movie Gerald's Game?
This tv-show was directed by Mike Flanagan.
What is the genre of Gerald's Game?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Thriller, Drama, Horror, Best Horror Movies 2017, Best Thriller Movies 2017.
Who starred in Gerald's Game?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aurelia, Carel Struycken, Henry Thomas.
What is Gerald's Game IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.6.
When was Gerald's Game released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2017-09-29.