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Ready Player One

 Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke star in Steven Spielberg's  Ready Player One  (Image © Warner Bros.)  

Tye Sheridan and Olivia Cooke star in Steven Spielberg's Ready Player One (Image © Warner Bros.) 

READY PLAYER ONE: B 

Ready Player One is too well-crafted to be as bad as anticipated, but too clueless about its own subject matter to be as good as its occasional flashes of brilliance. I can’t imagine how amazing it was to be in the room when some poor underling explained video games to Steven Spielberg, but yes, I can, because the movie explains them to an audience who already understands. A likeable cast suggests the movie might end up more than the sum of its many references, but ultimately, as with all pop culture, you’ll take away whatever you brought in with you. 
 

Matt Guerrero, Film Editor 


Ready Player One 

Starring Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn, Simon Pegg, Mark Rylance

Written by Zak Penn & Ernest Cline

Directed by Steven Spielberg

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