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Gamer

While some avid players might dream of the day they can step into their favorite video game, for Kable (Gerard Butler) this high-tech reality is a nightmare. Remotely controlled by a young gamer named Simon (Logan Lerman), Kable is forced to be the first-person-shooter in this violent form of entertainment created by a reclusive billionaire (Michael C. Hall). Hoping to gain his freedom, the gladiator-like pawn is desperately trying to reach "Game Over." Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 94
Theater Release: 04 Sep 2009
Video Release: 19 Jan 2010
MPAA Rating: R
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Because we only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies at Parent Previews we did not review this title. For your convenience, we have provided some brief information about the film’s synopsis and content.

Synopsis:

While some avid players might dream of the day they can step into their favorite video game, for Kable (Gerard Butler) this high-tech reality is a nightmare. Remotely controlled by a young gamer named Simon (Logan Lerman),, Kable is forced to be the first-person-shooter in this violent form of entertainment created by a reclusive billionaire (Michael C. Hall). Hoping to gain his freedom, the gladiator-like pawn is desperately trying to reach “Game Over.”

Gamer is rated R: for frenetic sequences of strong brutal violence throughout, sexual content, nudity and language.

Director: Mark Neveldin, Brian Taylor
Cast: Gerard Butler, Michael C. Hall, Ludacris
Studio: 2009 Lions Gate Films
Website: Official site for Gamer.

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