Kaufman's Game (2017)

Jye Frasca, Tor Andreas Fagerland, Amy Louise Pemberton, Rupert Shelbourne,
Kaufman's Game follows Stanley, a driven young man with a passion for boxing, who is keen to improve his strength and stamina. When a shady stranger approaches him outside the gym with the offer of a specially produced steroid,...
  • 3.0 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Helier Bissell-Thomas, Director:
  • Sarah Beth Greaves-Jones, Producer:
1 / 10


I notice I am the first to review this movie. I could not recommend it to anybody as it is so inane that the award of one star should be considered generous.Plausibility is thrown out the window when a would-be boxer accepts anabolic steroids from a complete stranger, in return it seems at first, for nothing.The so called plot then moves at a snail's pace, quite often without a scriptThis review contains no spoilers because I do not know how it ended even though I watched the full movie!I'm sorry that I cannot provide something positive about a film in which there are no sympathetic characters, the script rarely propels any plot, incidents revealed are quite implausible...but the music was good in parts.

1 / 10

Film without substance

Went to see this with a friend of mine last month, should have stayed in the bar, a lot more going on in there. Had to write a review as I've seen some high rating reviews put up that must have backing from the film maker on this sorry excuse. Story made no sense, a boxer who wants to become a better boxer but does not box! has no life really. It's hard to care about any of the characters. Some of the acting was ok, I hope they go onto better.

1 / 10

1 star is generous

Mundane non-sensical tripe! This is actually the first film I fell asleep in at the cinema. There's no need to worry about spoilers as I have no idea what really happened. An unemployed boxer (who never boxes) is chosen for a job because he has 'drive'!

I could go into more details but it would just be more examples of bad acting, poor lighting and awful story telling. Simply put, it's probably the worst film I've ever seen.

Wouldn't have normally left a review but some rather questionable reviews on here have made me feel compelled to.

10 / 10

Tense, Atmospheric and Exciting

Kaufman's game is a real throwback to old school Hitchcock-era movies with an extremely compelling story, great characters, and a very much needed refreshing spin to the modern noir genre. Very excited see more of this genre. A 10/10 for Kaufman's game for me.

9 / 10


Great Film from a First Time Director. Well shot, great performances and a twisting plot show that you don't need a big budget to make a great movie.

Very excited to see what this Director does next.