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Ready or Not

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89% Fresh Tomatometer Score89%
  • Smart, subversive, and darkly funny, Ready or Not is a crowd-pleasing horror film with giddily entertaining bite.
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    Katie WalshLos Angeles Times
    "The Most Dangerous Game" with notes of "Rosemary's Baby" and the sassy, snarky 'tude of "Heathers."
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    Scout TafoyaRogerEbert.com
    The film is charismatic and thrilling enough to bypass its shortcomings.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    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.
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    Amy NicholsonFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    It's predictable and sometimes a little bit unsteady... but it was fun.
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    G. Allen JohnsonSan Francisco Chronicle
    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.
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    Leah GreenblattEntertainment Weekly
    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.
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    Jeanne KaplanKaplan vs. Kaplan
    It's gory, it's gruesome, but there is no denying --- it's entertaining!
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    Aaron NeuwirthWe Live Entertainment
    Thanks to a deliberately simple setup, a handful of lively character actors making the required impressions, and a healthy dose of horror violence, the movie provides a decent helping of fun for a late-Summer release.
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    Steve BiodrowskiCinefantastique
    Bloody, funny, scary, and hysterical, Ready or Not goes for the guts, figuratively and literally, unleashing gooey geysers that will leave you screaming with laughter.
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    Karl DelossantosSmash Cut Reviews
    Ready or Not is a skewering - literally - of the greediness of the 1% at the hands of a person that came from nothing - all the while dressed in a dirty and tattered wedding dress and tattered high tops. If that's not American, then I don't know what is.
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