This classic film based on the novel of the same name is an adventure/action film with a rather iconic plot. To say this film will have you on the edge of your seat is an over-statement, but don’t let that discourage you from seeing it. The plot is well paced and while short it still is better than most films produced today. There are some unbelievable scenes in the film, but that is what makes it great. It is stereotypical with the strong male lead and the sinister villain which are over the top and classic. The acting is variable from great comedic acting for the times and then rather poor acting from others. The differences do balance out for most of the film. Although The Most Dangerous Game might not be a true staple in cinema it is a solid film and well worth seeing. In my opinion it is worth seeing multiple times, maybe not once a year but definitely every few years.
Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers)
I enjoyed this film because of plot is a classic tale. The acting is great and there several great scenes in the film. I was surprised by the drunk man Martin Trowbridge (Robert Armstrong) and how funny he was. Normally comedy doesn’t hold up as well but this did hold up quite nicely. My only issue with this film is that once the plot is know the suspense and action that is supposed to keep you at the edge of your seat is gone. That being said I did enjoy watching the film even though I knew the outcome before hand. The action formula in the film was classic. While some could argue the action scenes are boring compared to today’s blockbusters, however it still was a joy to watch. I would recommend this film for anyone who is looking for a classic tale or good action film.