Jason Bateman

Review: Bateman, McAdams anchor lively and fun 'Game Night'

A murder mystery party goes sideways when violent kidnappers arrive before the fake ones in "Game Night ," which seems on the page to be like all the other disappointing action-comedies of late.

You know the kind, where ordinary, upper middle class-ish suburbanites get thrown into some wacky underworld or genre situation. Spies live next door! We have to start a casino to put our kid through school! We killed a stripper! While it's a formula that can be brilliant and/or fun (see: everything from "After Hours" to "Adventures in Babysitting"), recent efforts have seemed to result in features that feel more like extended Saturday Night Live sketches — a...