Reindeer Games is another good Ben Affleck flick. Shot in the year of lord Satan 2000, it’s smack dab in the middle of his five year run that pushed him into Hollywood heavy hitters. It also features beautiful Charlize Theron, appearing in quite a few tantalizing scenes. The action is not over-the-top and there’s a decent amount of humor, mostly dark (just the way we like it). Rudy Duncanreindeer games is a car thief that got caught and did his 5-year stretch in prison. Motivated with his dead cell mate stories he assumes his identity and meets up with a mysterious woman that his friend is supposed to meet. After that the plot thickens.

Decent action/thriller flick that will keep you interested while you are watching but after it’s finished it will not stick in your head for long. Good production values and good actors all directed by famous John Frankenheimer did a good job on his last movie. He did most of his movies during sixties and seventies, so if you like thrillers from that time, be sure to check this one out. It fused together the craziness of the nineties, coming apocalypse of the oos and times that are long gone. This approach did create a disjointed and ultimately silly guilty pleasure that you can watch on one of those nights where you need something familiar and entertaining.

Director: John Frankenheimer

Cast: Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Isaac Hayes, Ron Jeremy, Charlize Thero, Ashton Kutcher

Fun Stuff: In October, 2007, Charlize Theron said in an interview in Esquire magazine that “Reindeer Games” was her least favorite of all her films. She said: “That was a bad, bad, bad movie. But I got to work with John Frankenheimer. I wasn’t lying to myself – that’s why I did it.”


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