Game Over Reviews
Game Over has some genuinely suspenseful moments, one terrific jump scare, but also a ridiculous sentimental track that sticks out like a sore thumb in a brisk thriller. The makers have some interesting things to say about violence towards women and the residue it can leave. There's a lot going on, but barring its leading lady's impressive performance, it's simply hit and miss.
There are a couple of genuinely scary moments, but the rest of it is too stretched: even the 102 minute run time feels too long, with not enough thrills or chills.
Taapsee Pannu tries her best in this slasher film with three climaxes...Taapsee Pannu’s Black Mirror-inspired new film had a solid concept but devolves into a witless muddle in the final act.
This Taapsee Pannu-starrer is gripping edge of seat thriller...The artistic values in this film are incredible. There's no reliance on cheesy jump scares, just pure dread and atmosphere.
'Game Over is a nifty piece of work that recognises the durability of meaningful entertainment
Game Over, which is presented by Anurag Kashyap, is not without its share of failings, but director Saravanan is clearly endowed with an exceptional sense of the potential of the cinematic medium to probe complex aspects of humanity. Taapsee Pannu, as she has been in her recent outings, is never less than convincing. While she may be the primary reason why you must go out a watch this film, it certainly isn't devoid of other intrinsic merits in terms of substance and execution.
There are many layers to the film – both psychological and ‘spirit’ual – and these moments are what make this film interesting.
Taapsee Pannu's Game Over is a multi-layered and concept-oriented film that has its heart at the right place. With a screenplay that offers many thrills, Game Over is a must-watch this summer.
Suffice it to know, this is a 'home-invasion' picture, a full-on sub-genre of its own, with limited pay-off, yes. But with only one question that should really matter: Does it keep you interested/hooked right through to the end? For sure. That's all you need to know. And get set, go!
Taapsee Pannu hits the ball out of the park through a terrifying thriller
Overall, Game Over is a laudable attempt by Ashwin and he is definitely one of the promising filmmakers of this generation! On the whole, watch it, for it bravely treads new ground.
If the first half could’ve been knocked off and this was dedicatedly a film about home invasion, it would’ve surely been a more focussed, if not a more thrilling watch. But then, that would have been an entirely different film.
Game Over is a unique, ambitious, unsettling film that is a marvellous achievement in the psychological horror genre
Audience Reviews for Game Over
Ashwin Sarvanan's deliciously twisted and meticulously crafted psychological thriller 'Game Over' knows all the layers and pluses and minuses of the mix-mash of the genres, and knows the key term of each of them 'Originality'. Taapsee Pannu and Vinodini Vaidyanath do all the impact ful strands quiet closely together so that the film is committed to its surroundings. The Rashomon-style climatic sequence will send chill down your spine, but also exposes the vulnerability and emotional confidence of the film. Although it's not each and every character is designed to do something to the film: Swapna and killers only could have done: but it's only the magic of the execution of the non-linear narrative that the phenomenal paranormal and supernatural and feminist: each and every element works. Although there can be many readings for the film, I'll remember it as a revenge drama with a slasher at it's edges, all sharp. It's an essential Non-Hindi film I recommend to see.
Game Over is definitely a welcome approach to Bollywood where the talented yet single-faced Taapsee Pannu plays an anxious video game designer in a thriller plot that is arrestingly fun to watch - keeping you at the edge of your seat - but does not make a bit sense, what with its hedonistic take on literal video gaming of the 1980s. TN.