Ready or Not Reviews

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September 9, 2019
This horror comedy muffs both the humor and the drama.
August 27, 2019
This new offering in the hide-and-seek horror genre rests on a foundation of class warfare and achieves a deft balance between gruesome horror and black comedy.
August 23, 2019
[Weaving is] vulnerable, deadpan funny, scared and resolute, turning a role that could have been one-dimensional into something vibrant and authentic.
August 23, 2019
What a decadent blast to watch a comic takedown of the rich done with the rude energy of a horror thriller and the courage of its own manic anti-marriage convictions.
August 22, 2019
The real fun comes from the ways it subverts its time-tested story, balancing wry commentary and straightforward horror in its portrait of fumbling arrogance and curdled privilege.
August 22, 2019
At its best, the movie is a vicious, richly funny, and artfully brutal tale that places Weaving's performance as its gravitational center.
August 21, 2019
This isn't a great horror movie so much as a fun thrill ride.
August 21, 2019
"Ready or Not" attempts to critique the super rich and the anxieties of marriage but winds up drowning in its own pool of blood.
August 21, 2019
The style of acting would, at a sporting event, merely be called shouting.
Top Critic
August 21, 2019
It's fast and fun, Weaving's pretty spectacular, and the finale is as cheerfully hokey as one can hope for.
August 21, 2019
"The Most Dangerous Game" with notes of "Rosemary's Baby" and the sassy, snarky 'tude of "Heathers."
August 21, 2019
The film is charismatic and thrilling enough to bypass its shortcomings.
August 20, 2019
Relentless and thoroughly preposterous, Guy Busick and R. Christopher Murphy's script hews to its own batty logic, its frantic pacing peppered with morbid humor.
August 20, 2019
It's predictable and sometimes a little bit unsteady... but it was fun.
August 20, 2019
The problem with "Ready or Not" is that directors Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett don't know what kind of movie they want to make, or what to do with their heroine.
August 20, 2019
Come for the crossbows, etc., and to watch Weaving's star be born in real time; stay for the socio-economic lessons and sweet, sweet revenge.
August 20, 2019
It's the kind of thing we might have gotten if Monty Python had made a gothic-tinged horror movie.
August 20, 2019
In a year filled with underwhelming horror films, it's ultimately more of the same, a game where the biggest loser is the audience.
August 19, 2019
So no, not a subtle movie. But a fairly satisfying one.
August 17, 2019
As games go, this one's a little too easy to outfox, but it's worth playing if you need a quick diversion, or if the chess moves of The Favourite felt overly vicious -- Ready or Not is pure checkers.
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