Ragnar’s review published on Letterboxd:
Grade: GOOD (3.5 out of 5)
If you have seen the trailer for Ready or Not, then you have essentially seen the whole movie. The trailer is a good measure of whether or not you would like the movie.
Ready or Not is best classified as a thriller-comedy with unflinching violence and gore. For good measure, the film throws in some not-so-subtle commentary about the super rich.
None of the films individual parts really wowed me. The comedy is chuckle-worthy at best and the thriller-story has little to no tension due to its predictability, but the film is still a blast to watch. The strengths of the movie are its interesting story and memorable characters. Samara Weaving and Nicky Guadagni are standouts. With great characters, a movie can rise above many underwhelming aspects.
Ultimately, the film isn’t too funny, scary, or tense, but Ready or Not is tremendous fun!
P.S. If you enjoy this movie, close your eyes, count to 100, and try to find You're Next.