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David Fincher’s attack on the 1% proves just as poignant, prescient and thrilling today as it was when it was first released, to much disappointment, back in 1997. Michael Douglas is on great form as the pristine billionaire dragged through the dirt in an increasingly paranoid nightmarish San Francisco, all of which may or may not be part of a bizarre “game” gifted him by his wayward younger brother – Sean Penn in one of his many “returns to acting”. Hugely underrated among Fincher’s oeuvre, unfairly eclipsed by the films that came either side of it – Se7en and Fight Club, The Game has now been given a new lease of life courtesy to a loving re-release by Criterion.

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