Funny Games Reviews
|Jose Luis M.||
January 18, 2015
No es un bodrio , es mas las actuaciones de Watts y Roth son buenas , pero es un insulto!
July 4, 2008
A thriller movie with Naomi Watts and Tim Roth and they both are good actors. The movie tho are just decent i thought but watchable for sure if u like thrillers and hostage dramas.. some violence aswell but not all is showed to us but still there like , what happens ? but that works also for creepy moments. Enjoy
December 16, 2014
This movie is gonna piss off a lot of people but I actually really liked it. It's not a movie I would ever watch again but it features great performances and showcases true terror, something a lot of horror movies fail to deliver.
December 15, 2014
Funny Games is a visceral and disturbing film, and it very well knows the risk it is taking, and as a person who has seen other films of the kind, it is almost shocking to see how the insanity level is handled with such expertice and how it all feels very organic under great acting and terryfying moral statements.
December 3, 2014
Almost as disturbing as the original, but with an incredible idyllic driving sequence that i love!
November 29, 2014
I'm unsure what to rate this movie. I found the concept interesting and I certainly found it different. I think the point was to make us question and even to mock us for why we like to watch violence, whether in horror, action, etc. I guess the best warning I can give to anyone watching this flick is that you won't feel entertained watching this. And I don't think that was the film's point. Overall, it was an excercise in taking out a crucial element of storytelling in films and making you feel empty. That could be labeled self-indulgent, or that could be really smart, and I'm unsure how I feel about it.
November 5, 2014
Not so funny are the boys' games. It's hard to watch this movie. But sadly this kind of things happen...
September 10, 2014
If you want to see the bad guy winning- have fun.
May 10, 2013
Perhaps the most underrated film of the 00s. The film takes the brilliance of the original and amps it up a notch by making this version less about the audience's blood lust and more about the way we allow ourselves to enjoy the brutalisation of rich and beautiful people. Like A Clockwork Orange, the film doesn't condemn the audience. Rather, it makes us reflect on the cinematic devices that give us satisfaction. It deprives us of of those devices and in the process terrifies and sickens us, reminding us that this is why we choose to sit in front of a sardonic thriller. Critics see this film as telling the audience off for enjoying the violence of thrillers. I see it as an amazingly effective thriller because it exposes to us exactly how we want a thriller to be effective. It's less of an audience scolding than an opportunity for the audience to see itself reflected in the unpleasant but exhilarating emotions the film generates. It's an impolite film about how terrifying politeness can be.
July 31, 2014
I actually really liked it! Especially because it didn't have a predictable ending.
November 24, 2012
Violence to the intense and it's a scary film in a different pathway...
June 27, 2013
Torture porn? Seriously? We don't even see a bare breast and there's one on screen death with a gun. Anyway, this movie was an interesting meta-fiction study of traditional "torture porn" movies and the target audience in which it's aimed for. Really well shot. Slow at times, but ultimately highly entertaining. Practically psychological.
July 16, 2014
Review In A Nutshell:
Funny Games is the story of a family being terrorised by two young men.
This film explores the craving and drive that young people have for control. Both men thrive off the fact that the family can't do anything to save themselves and places them into these little games that would further torture them emotionally. The two young men in this film is a symbol of the sick and unsympathetic mind of a director, they see this family as empty vessels that they could play and manipulate with in order to feed their psychological needs; they see it as art while the victims see it as relentless torment. The film does a great job of creating tension without having to use physical violence or gore, but instead crafting it through the use of dialogue, facial expression, and body language. There is very little substance in this film's plot that I could confidently say is unique, it spends very little time with its characters and instead places our attention with the film's style.
This film is most certainly stylish and immediately recalling my mind back to Fight Club. It approaches the film in ways that I wasn't expecting and for the most part I was happy with it, but there are a couple of times where it reaches a level of indulgence which took me aback and finding myself having to readjust to orient my mindset to what was happening; therefore distracting me from the film's tense atmosphere. Before coming into this, the only thing that I took with me in watching this was my awareness of some of Haneke's trademarks; quiet scenes, strong acting, sudden and shocking events, and near immobile photography. Those attributes are definitely present in this film but this film showed a side of Haneke I have yet seen, and proved to me that he is someone who would put his stamp on his films but would never let the experience of each of his films feel recycled.
The acting in this film was surprisingly great. I didn't expect top quality acting with a film like this, particularly due to its hollow characters, but Naomi Watts and Tim Roth really took their roles with such heart that their emotional pain could almost be touched. The two young men, Michael Pitt and Brady Corbet, also played their roles excellently, creating that sense of unpredictability and manipulation from their performance, not letting their characters come off too tight in their personalities; by that I mean they are not completely defined by a particular attribute and instead are delivered with multiple shades, making them feel human.
I have heard negative reviews of Funny Games and for that I could understand, but if one could just let themselves go and let the film takes you where it wants to take you then it wouldn't be such a disappointing experience. I have now seen three of his films, and each one so far has been impressive; I am very eager to see whether or not the rest of his films would prove to be just as impressive.
September 28, 2012
Virtually a shot-for-shot remake of the original adapted for people who are too illiterate to tolerate subtitles. Tim Roth and Naomi Watts are welcome additions but you're basically neutral watching either version. Its the same movie
June 29, 2014
Okay. Most people who see this will absolutely HATE it. It was directed by the great Michael Haneke who remade his own German movie. I enjoyed it. Why? Because the filmmaker is showing us that we're okay with horrific movies as long as the bad guys are defeated. So most people hate this because the bad guys win. It's quite an evil movie but being in on the joke is what makes it so fun !!
June 21, 2014
Trémula, turbadora, inquietante y hasta incómoda (chocante incluso).
Un trabajo que habla con el espectador, le sienta y amordaza en una silla y costantemente le da cachetadas, para al final restregarle en toda la nariz su tendencia tan desgradable y reprochable al sadismo. A fin de cuentas, son Paul, Peter y Haneke quienes son los únicos jugadores.
June 20, 2014
Caught this on cable tonight. I've seen it before but never left a comment on it. I will say the acting was good all around. It was suspenseful and I give it credit for not going the Hollywood ending route. The one minor problem I had with it is the father is hit with the golf club in the leg once, just once, and he is basically incapacitated the entire movie from that one hit to the leg yet he can speak fine and is able to hobble towards the end of the movie and I just wonder if your wife's and child's lives are at stake wouldn't you fight a little more than this guy did? Also there seems to be a number of times especially at the beginning of the movie where either the wife or son could have run. I don't know maybe I'm splitting hairs here though.
June 19, 2014
Absolutely horrible if you don't realize what Haneke is trying to do with this film, absolutely brilliant if you do.
June 17, 2014
The saddest but most creative pice of art I have ever scene
June 7, 2014
This movie was so intense that I fell asleep. Was there really a need for remake.