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    Meaning of the expression "a game performance" in a film review

    Hi!

    This is from a film review: "Despite solid playing by John, and a game performance by Peter, the film has a contrived feel rather than that of a naturally evolving drama."


    1. What is the meaning of the word "game" (or more precisely, the expression "game performance") in this phrase?


    2. In relation to the word "solid" describing John's acting, is Peter being praised more than him, or less?

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    Re: Meaning of the expression "a game performance" in a film review

    game adj

    • (informal) full of fighting spirit; plucky; brave
    (Collins)

    Peter's performance was spirited; he made the best of his part.

    Both actors are given equal praise.

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