Sheldon Dugas’s review published on Letterboxd:
I went into this movie expecting to love it, instead I came out thinking it was just decent. I liked the performances in this movie, especially from Samara Weaving, who is quickly becoming my favourite horror actor of this generation. She plays a badass, and someone who is in way too deep, so well. Her character, Grace, is one of the coolest looking heroes of a horror movie in a really long time. What didn’t inspire confidence in me, was the supporting characters, none of whom I particularly liked, especially Grace’s husband Alex. Everytime he was on screen, I feel the movie drag and become unbearable to watch, because I felt his character was so poorly written, that it dragged down most of the other characters.
On the gore front, this movie is not lacking. Scenes of decapitated heads and explosive gore makes this a thrill to watch, because they do not shy away from it at all. There are a lot of creative kills in the movie that are both satisfying to watch and hilarious at the same time.
This movie when it starts out, seems to be a serious movie, until the actual game begins, then the movie lets loose with its extremely dark humour. Accidental killings and moans from almost dead people create these hilarious moments of violence.
The story also drags a bit, because it has so much potential that maybe they are saving it for more movies. I just wish I could have invested more into this movie. A great protagonist, good action, decent horror, shitty supporting characters make Ready or Not just a decent film when it could have been so much better.