Funny Games (2008) Synopsis
Collegians (Susanne Lothar, Ulrich Mühe) torture a vacationing Austrian family.
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
The experience of watching Funny Games, be it the original or this version, is never forgotten, whatever your ultimate impression of the...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Funny Games is not entertainment but it is an experience.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Can a movie be gripping and repellent at the same time? In Funny Games, a mockingly sadistic and terrifying...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Watts, who is one of the film's executive producers, brings a taut intelligence to the proceedings, but her character, like Roth's, is more...
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
Perhaps the best way to appreciate the picture, its few intellectual pretensions notwithstanding, is as a classy horror film with a...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
If this is daring in theory, it's a failure in practice. Exactingly well-made, the movie is grueling and unpleasant in the extreme - that's...
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
So sadistic and disturbing, Games is easily the toughest movie to sit through since 1994's "Natural Born Killers."
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30

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A patronizing, self-satisfied piece of work, Funny Games is Michael Haneke's way of chastising us for blindly following the traditional...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Just because it's a conscious commentary on other vile, useless, pointless cinematic exercises doesn't make it any less vile, useless and...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
In addition to being borderline unendurable, Funny Games is inexplicable, and I don't mean in any philosophical sense.
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HUH?

By The Crow Critic
I don't get it. The serial killers talk to the audience. It was interesting(strange). Thats about the best compliment I can give it. There where entire scenes that should have been cut out...like...

Experience it...

By gorebuff72
Considering that I am a huge fan of conventional horror movies, I knew that watching this movie would be a challenge. I'm glad a I did as it destroyed all the rules of a typical horror movie,...

This is the worst movie I have ever seen.

By amyrdh
Take my advice and do not waste your time. At least I borrowed it from the library and didn't actually spend money to see it. I really thought about just not returning it so that others may be spared!...

Funny ***s

By Simpson1989
Let me start with this movie was so stupid I could 'nt beleave how stupid it was it was so F@#$ing depressing the guy who made movie is F@#$in retard!...

Funny Games

By Group5
This has to be one of the worst movies i have ever seen. And it is completely unfair to the characters in the movie. And the people watching it. Once in the middle of the movie, you think, yes...

Michael Pitt..I do love thee

By AshaRoeBoog
I didn't know what to expect with this re-make. I'm not typically a fan of those, especially when the original is so fantastic. However, I've always adored Michael Pitt and his transformation into...

Dark

By lachick6
So this is what it must be like to watch a snuff film, or Hostel, or Captivity, any of those types of films. Very well made film, excellent directing and acting, just not my type of film. It was very...

Funny Games

By joy754
I thought this was a good movie. A little slow in the middle, but, the end of the movie was good. I think instead of alot of movie drama it was more of a real life situation. It was very good and I...

AMAZING

By miszzlenaaa
THIS MOVIE IS NUMBER ONE...IT IS SICK..THE DIRECTOR MUST HAVE A SICK MIND...ITS SUCH A MIND PLAYING MOVIE..NOT FOR KIDS...MOVIE IS VERYYY DISTURBING..THE ENDING IS SO TWISTED..=) I LOVED ITTT..This...

Good but flawed and unsatisfying

By Igotothemoviesalot
By now you probably know that this movie is about two psychopaths who terrorize a family of three. And you probably also know it's a remake of a 1997 Austrian movie from a decade ago, which makes the...

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Rated R | For terror, violence and some language