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DANGEROUS 'GAME' Pay close attention, because this unpredictable thriller of a movie lends itself mightily to post-game analysis.

Don't go to "The Game" alone.

The presence of a friend during this endlessly imaginative suspense thriller might be a comfort. It'll be an oxygen-like necessity when "The Game" ends and lends itself to the most enjoyable of movie pleasures, which is picking it apart. "How did they do that?" "How did they know he'd do that?" "Why did he do that?"

Rich in paranoia intrigue, a lot of "The Game" won't stand up to such post-Game scrutiny. So what? "The Game" is riveting from its opening credits (a neat effect, with a background that resolves itself into puzzle pieces breaking apart). It's a bullet train of a...