Genre:  Action/Adventure, Thriller
Running Time:  95 min.
Release Date: September 4, 2009
DVD: January 19, 2010

Current rating: Rating: 3.10
based on 142 votes and 31 reviews
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Cast: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Amber Valletta, Logan Lerman, Alison Lohman, Terry Crews, John Leguizamo, Aaron Yoo, Chris "Ludacris" Bridges, Kyra Sedgwick


Gamer is a high-concept action thriller set in a near future when gaming and entertainment have evolved into a terrifying new hybrid. Humans control other humans in mass-scale, multi-player online games: people play people... for keeps. Mind-control technology is widespread, and at the heart of the controversial games is its creator, reclusive billionaire Ken Castle (Michael C. Hall). His latest brainchild, the first-person shooter game "Slayers," allows millions to act out their most savage fantasies online in front of a global audience, using real prisoners as avatars with whom they fight to the death.

Kable (Gerard Butler) is the superstar and cult hero of the ultraviolent "Slayers." Kable is controlled by Simon, a young gamer with rock star status who continues to defy all odds by guiding Kable to victory each week. Taken from his family, imprisoned and forced to fight against his will, the modern day gladiator must survive long enough to escape the game to free his family, regain his identity and to save mankind from Castle's ruthless technology.

Director: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
Studio: Maple Pictures
Producer(s): Gary Lucchesi, Tom Rosenberg, Skip Williamson, Richard Wright
Screenplay: Mark Neveldine, Brian Taylor
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  • 1 star "Horrible movie. A rather clean the toilet than watch this movie again."
  • 2 stars "could have been done better"
  • 5 stars "I thought it was great - would recommend, very different & more to it than I think most people actually realise. Yes, gross is some places but isn't life ?"