by Steven Warner

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Ready or Not | Matt Bettinelli-Olpin & Tyler Gillett

August 21, 2019

From the outset, Ready or Not looks like a bloody good time. The prospect of a scathing indictment of the 1% gussied-up with horror-comedy trappings seems especially enticing — and depressingly appropriate — in our current political climate. Unfortunately, filmmaking collective Radio Silence (directing duo Matt Bettinelli-Olpin and Tyler Gillett, and producer Chad Villella) has delivered an obvious, heavy-handed allegory that is neither particularly scary nor witty. Those looking for some sort of gonzo mash-up of Adam Wingard’s You’re Next,…

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