swingpants’s review published on Letterboxd:
Takeshis Castle meets Battle Royale meets The Hunger Games.
I went into Squid Game expecting very little but it turned out to be a treat. Engaging characters, intense game scenes, mystery, visual (Escher-style) fun and a brutal kill count that didn't spare even the established characters.
Of its type, Squid Game is excellently composed and utterly binge-worthy - some of the gore is visceral to the point of numbing but overall it tied together to give something much more than the likes of Alice in Borderland and Sweet Home managed to deliver.
"Let me remind you that we're here to give you a chance"