Would You Rather Movie Review

Would You Rather Movie Review

Destiny Adams-Matthews, Staff Reporter

Would you rather go through hectic competition for money or worry for your life?


“Would You Rather” is an intense thriller movie available on Netflix. Directed by David Guy Levy and starring Brittany Snow, Jeffery Combs and Jonny Coyne, this flick will leave you on the edge of your seat.


A big theme of this movie is a lack of money. It features an older sister, Iris that struggles to take care of her brother, Raleigh, who has contracted leukemia. As bills pile up and her brother’s conditions worsen, their oncologist introduces Iris to philanthropist Shepard Lambrick. Lambrick offers Iris a deal, if she can win a game at his dinner party, his charity will pay for Raleigh’s treatment and find him a bone marrow donor. Desperate for a way out of the hole, Iris reluctantly accepts.


After dinner was served the game commences. It appears to be a simple game of would you rather at first but quickly turns into a violent scheme. The players are suddenly Shepard Lambrick’s prisoners and must follow simple rules; play the game, or die. But the tasks they perform almost always involve hurting themselves or one of the other players. I’m positive that they regret their decision to stay. If they knew the sadistic nature of Shepard Lambrick and his sick game, they would’ve never shown up.


But the almighty and  intensive greed, influences some of the more villainous players to continue in the game hurting the others without hesitation. This results in the death of many players.


In the beginning of the movie one of the characters asks, “What exactly is this game?”


Before the opportunity to leave was off the table and to make it sound subtle and easy going the hostess says “It is not a quiz or a trivia contest, nor is it a test to prove strength or athleticism. At its core it’s just a children’s game and I would wager that some of you this evening has played would you rather.”