Dan’s review published on Letterboxd:
YouTube review - https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EYxRjSRhP3A
Ready or Not is a film with a ridiculous premise, but it knows what it is and doesn’t pretend to be anything else. Yes there are certain allegories that can be taken from this and themes such as class is vaguely explored as fun is poked at the mega rich, but if you want to turn your brain off and have a good time watching some action go down with a few laughs interspersed here and there it will function equally well.
Samara Weaving is great as the lead, the writing is solid as the protagonist is always put in the most amount of danger possible, and the handheld camera set up really helps put you in the same place as the characters.
My main issue is that there’s no real sense of the passage of time, and since the whole point of the plot is that these characters have to kill the protagonist by dawn, it’s kind of important that we know how long into the night we are so that the tension can ramp up and we can feel a sense of increasing urgency.
It’s not a perfect film by any means but for the type of film it’s trying to be it’s very entertaining and does better than most films with this type of premise.
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