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Reindeer Games
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Starring: Ben Affleck, Charlize Theron, Gary Sinise
MPAA Rated: R
Released By: Dimension Films
Kiddie Movie: Nah, pretty adult for kids, lots of swearing, boobs, violence, etc.
Date Movie: The lady next to me laughed a lot.
Gratuitous Sex: Blatant nudity and a wild romp in a hotel room.
Gratuitous Violence: Some blatant gunfire.
Action: Some action.
Laughs: A couple of gut-busters and lots of chuckles.
Memorable Scene: When the Santa's go to rob the casino.
Memorable Quote: Too many to write down.
Directed By: John Frankenheimer
Produced By: Marty Katz, Bob Weinstein, Chris Moore

Reindeer Games
A Movie Review

MPAA Rated - R

It's 1:38 Long

A Review by
The Dude on the Right
A couple of weeks ago I gave a bad rating to a movie that had nudity, violence, gore, and a stupid story, etc.  "Reindeer Games" has most of the same, but the stupid story was entertaining and threw in a few twists.  "Reindeer Games" won't get the same bad review.

"Reindeer Games" had three main characters:  Rudy (Ben Affleck), Ashley (Charlize Theron), and Gabriel (Gary Sinise).  Rudy just got out of jail and impersonates his cell-mate, Nick, and who wouldn't if you fell in love with your cell-mates girl whom your cell-mate has never seen because they met in a magazine add.  So, Rudy romps in the sack with Ashley, and all is well until Gabriel shows up, thinking you used to work as a security dude in a casino and would be the perfect guy to find out how to rob said casino.  Rudy plays along, pretending to be Nick, mostly so he doesn't get killed, and makes up most of how to rob the casino.  Does this sound a little confusing?  Well, it really isn't, I'm probably just doing a bad job of explaining it, but it is Rudy's trying to be Nick which ties it all together.

So, you've got Rudy/Nick, trying to save his ass by making up how to rob a casino, you've got Ashley, bearing all (I just so love an actress proud of her body!) and using men to her womanly best, and Gabriel being a creepy gun-runner turned thief who really just wants the money and the girl.

The fun with "Reindeer Games" is really how stupid everyone is.  Rudy gets suckered in as most men would by Ashley, we find that Ashley is playing multiple roles in front of everyone, and poor Gabriel would have been better off just shooting Rudy to begin with.  Lots of site jokes center around this stupidity, chuckles never stop throughout, you've got some quality violence, a great plot twist at the end, Charlize isn't afraid to show her boobies, and Ben even shows his butt.

You might get bored with "Reindeer Games" if you try to take it too seriously, but if you take it as a story about a bunch of stupid criminals trying to rob a casino, I think you'll like it.  I took it that way and enjoyed the movie, and with that give it 3 1/2 stars out of 5.

That's it for this one! I'm The Dude on the Right!! L8R!!!

 

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