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Survive the Game

By Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Violent Bruce Willis flick is almost bad enough to be funny.

Movie R 2021 97 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 18+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 18+

A Low Budget Disappointment

A Low Budget film with weak acting,lots of violence, cursing, and not well scripted. Surprised to see it so soon after the Official Release on Free Cuban TV (without commercials). A disappointment not worth paying for (and I am glad that I didn't). Bruce Willis will want to forget this one and hope everyone else does also.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
age 18+


The budget for this film must of been £50 acting is as bad as it gets.even Bruce Willis was acting bad in it.The plot is as bad as it gets.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (3 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

Illogical, poorly acted, poorly shot, and without a single good idea, this ridiculous action movie is yet another in a string of terrible Bruce Willis efforts. Survive the Game -- not to be confused with Willis' other terrible movie, Survive the Night -- starts badly, with the two cops rashly, stupidly charging in on a drug deal simply because David has been "chasing this guy forever" and it's time to try something else. One of them actually, accidentally knocks over a flower pot and draws the villains' attention. Rather than remaining behind cover, David stands out in the open; unsurprisingly, that's how he gets shot. Never fear, though. Despite his bleeding stomach wound, he'll be up and about for the movie's final showdown.

Presumably the filmmakers thought they could whip up a sort of Die Hard on a farm, but they're so far off the mark that they couldn't even provide a reason for everyone to be on a farm. The cat-and-mouse stuff in Survive the Game happens more or less at random, with characters poking around various locations and jumping out at one another. And for some reason, Violet is dressed up as and acts like Harley Quinn. (Maybe the filmmakers are hoping to attract superhero fans to the movie?) There's even a slow, boring car chase as characters jump in their cars and drive around the farm in circles. Only Sean Kanan (The Karate Kid Part III) has a single inspired moment as his hired-gun character wonders why he didn't listen to his mama and go to law school.

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