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      War Games: The Dead Code

      PG-13 2008 1 hr. 40 min. Mystery & Thriller List
      Reviews 25% 2,500+ Ratings Audience Score Government officials track a computer whiz (Matt Lanter) after the teen plays a terrorist-attack simulator game. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Aug 01 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Has that made for DVD feel. Its a Canadian film so you can't bash it too hard, as the budget is pretty low. The actors try their best with what's there but the script wasn't strong enough. Has a couple laughs and moments of nostalgia from the mid 2000s but that's about it. The leads are lacking any chemistry and the first 15 min had me so confused I had to watch it twice. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member What was the director thinking? That a slow-moving foot pursuit through Toronto was exciting? I mean, the Bourne chase music was nice but there was nothing - NUH-THING interesting about the plot that couldn't have been clear-up in a few minutes of lazy dialog. What astonishes me most is that the idea of a computer like RIPLEY taking over the phony war on terror had some interesting possible lessons to be learned but the writers and director clearly gave up on including action, intrigue and mystery in the story. I'm not sure I can finish it. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 01/26/23 Full Review Audience Member The only thing that surprised me about this movie was how much it badly ripped off from the original. The acting was really grating, fake emotions everywhere, the devices brought in from the first film were used inappropriately: I was charmed initially to see WOPR once more, but then failed to see I used well. The characters were formulaic, and the plot and flow was terribly confused and rushed. I wish it hadn't been made, as it was a disservice to the original film. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/17/23 Full Review Audience Member 5/10 corny and sloppy Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/18/23 Full Review Audience Member This movie did not live up to the original. It looks like a movie made with all SciFi channel source material. They are plugging Stargate: Worlds pretty hard in it. That is a failed game that they were making and tried to sell pretty hard with Stargate: Universe and apparently this movie as well. Watch it if you are like me and can't turn away from a sequel from a fantastic movie, but be warned, this is not a good movie. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Shameless remake of an 80's classic. As a fan of the original movie I was somewhat hesitant about this sequel but was pleasantly surprised. A fun movie to fill a rainy afternoon. Some B grade special effects let the movie down and a few stereo typical bad guys that could have been developed a bit further. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Rossiter Drake San Francisco Examiner Keeps the formula topical, replacing Soviet aggressors with cyber-savvy terrorists, but the renovations end there. Rated: 2/4 Jan 30, 2010 Full Review Kevin Carr 7M Pictures As far as direct-to-DVD sequels go, you can do a lot worse Rated: 3/5 Aug 24, 2008 Full Review Christopher Null casual moviegoers won't get the in-jokes and won't care about the plot. Rated: 3/5 Jul 26, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Government officials track a computer whiz (Matt Lanter) after the teen plays a terrorist-attack simulator game.
      Stuart Gillard
      PG-13 (Language|Some Violence)
      Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 12, 2013
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