Game Over, Man!

Movie review by
Brian Costello, Common Sense Media
Game Over, Man! Movie Poster Image
Dreadful comedy has gross-out humor, nudity, violence.
  • NR
  • 2018
  • 101 minutes

Parents say

age 16+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 17+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this movie.

Positive Messages

No positive messages. 

Positive Role Models & Representations

No positive role models. 

Violence

Frequent and gratuitous violence. Characters shot and stabbed to death in the head, graphically shown. Female antagonist uses knife to cut off penis of lecherous hotel manager -- severed penis shown, then becomes sight gag later. A hostage forced to lick the anus of a large man bent over. A lead character hiding from bad guys pretends to be dead from autoerotic asphyxiation by hanging by the neck, naked. Exploding heads. Characters fall to their death by falling out of high story windows. Small dog wired with explosives explodes inside an aquarium; dog blood. Fighting with punches and kicks. 

Sex

Male nudity: penis, buttocks. Humor attempted by showing or discussing various sex acts and euphemisms such as "tossed salad." The lead characters, maids in a high-rise hotel, remove several condoms filled with semen from a room. While a character is high on salvia, they place one of the condoms on his forehead and take a picture. Throughout the scene the characters riff on how much semen the man must have. A man is forced by the bad guys to lick the anus of another man; this turns into a joke because the man who is forced to perform this act actually enjoys it, and the man who is getting licked moans in pleasure. A security guard is shown watching porn on his smartphone. 

Language

Constant, unrelenting profanity. "F--k" and variations often used. Just about every other profanity in the English language is used, as well as slang references to masturbation and various sex acts. 

Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Lead characters grow, sell, and smoke salvia. One of the characters smokes salvia and acts giddy and high. The characters attempt to stop the bad guys by sending massive amounts of salvia smoke through the air vents into the room where the bad guys are keeping the hostages. Drinking at a rooftop hotel party.

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that Game Over, Man! is a 2018 comedy in which three slacker friends who work as maids in a hotel must rescue hostages held captive in the hotel by a group of terrorists. Attempts at  shocking gross-out humor are frequent and unrelenting -- including scenes in which one of the female antagonists cuts off the penis of the lecherous manager of the hotel (the severed penis is then used as a sight gag in various ways as the movie progresses), a scene in which the lead characters try to clean a room that has used condoms filled to capacity with semen, and another scene in which one of the bad guys forces one hostage to lick the anus of another hostage -- the man forced to do the licking starts to enjoy it, and the man on the receiving end of the licking moans with pleasure. A character fakes suicide by autoerotic asphyxiation. A small dog explodes; dog blood is shown. There's lots of gratuitous violence -- exploding heads, characters shot in the head or stabbed, characters falling out of windows to their death. Characters smoke salvia and act high. The movie also features frequent references to sex and sexual acts, full-frontal male nudity, and constant profanity, with "f--k" and variations heard often. 

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byStevie111 March 30, 2018

Dumb, Ridiculous Comedy is Fairly Funny

Game Over Man is extremely silly, filthy, and not a great movie. That being said, I did laugh and enjoy watching it. Most of the humor is drug or sex related an... Continue reading
Adult Written bySam Marrick March 31, 2018

Lame Over, Man!

The humor in this movie is aboit as clever as this title. Anyway...You know what actually is funny? A guy bragging about how he had sex with a dead Hyena! At le... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byDapperDake August 23, 2018
Teen, 13 years old Written byAeryn-Taylor August 19, 2018

Nudity and gross humor

This movie is filled with nudity and humor unsuitable for children I my self a child watched and regret watching it on Netflix

What's the story?

In GAME OVER, MAN!, Alexxx (Adam DeVine), Joel (Blake Anderson), and Darren (Anders Holm) are three loser friends who work in a high-rise hotel cleaning up rooms, but have dreams of getting their video game idea financed. When they learn that wealthy Instagram celebrity Bae Awadi (Utkarsh Ambudkar) will be having a party in their hotel, Alexxx decides that they must approach Bae to pitch him their idea in the hopes that he'll fund the project. But things take a drastic turn when terrorists seeking Bae's fortune take the party and the hotel hostage. As some of the guests are getting killed or forced to perform grotesque sex acts, Alexxx, Joel, and Darren try to get in touch with their heroic sides. But in-fighting and their own ineptitude continually prevent them from finding a way to stop the terrorists and rescue the hostages. Nonetheless, with time of the essence and no one else around who can get it done, these three slackers must find a way to overcome their own tendencies to screw up and save the day. 

Is it any good?

This movie fails on every level. While one might hope that the goofy concept would manage at least one laugh, sadly, that isn't the case. In fact, if making a terrible comedy was a crime, literally everyone involved in this project should be exiled to Siberia (and that includes Fred Armisen and Daniel Stern) to spend the rest of their lives reflecting on this excruciatingly bad movie they unleashed on the world. The jokes fall flat because they're not jokes. Simply making a reference to sex acts or employing gross-out sight gags devoid of anything else isn't enough. It's not even "stupid humor," it's just pure laziness. 

The acting isn't much better. Adam DeVine's attempts at being Jack Black Jr. in his speech and overall demeanor wears thin in about five minutes. The assorted cameos feel desperate. There really is nothing redeeming about Game Over, Man!. It never should have been made. 

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about Game Over, Man!'s crass humor. Did you find it funny? Why or why not? Who is the intended audience?

  • Can you think of other movies that use gross-out humor to shock audiences? Were they more effective than this one? Why or why not?

  • Did the frequent sexual and violent images seem necessary for the movie or did they seem gratuitous? Why?

Movie details

For kids who love goofy tales

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