Funny Games Reviews

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October 29, 2019
Haneke's film is disturbing to watch, but that is exactly the point. In an era where the media has pretty much desensitized violence, Haneke has found a way to make it all seem uncomfortable.
October 18, 2018
Funny Games is a masterful torture-porn film that implicitly castigates the viewer for sitting through it. Its true and lasting violence is inflicted not upon its characters but upon us.
February 3, 2018
Funny Games is the most disturbing film I have ever seen.
September 5, 2015
A cool, calculated exercise in serious discomfort.
October 14, 2012
For an audience that willingly hands over fistfuls of cash to see men and women savagely tortured in the name of entertainment, Funny Games U.S. is just the director giving the people what they want. Enjoy.
September 12, 2008
This new version adds nothing novel, but it lacks none of the original's bite.
September 12, 2008
If you saw the original, the elements of suprise may be missing, but dread and suspense and nastiness are translated perfectly.
September 12, 2008
We're left with the nasty taste of our own bloodlust long after the credits have rolled.
September 12, 2008
Registers more strongly than the original as a film about privileged white people...
September 5, 2008
It's a tawdry kind of horror movie plot, given new meaning by Haneke's considerable intellect.
September 5, 2008
I'm not at all sure that, in manipulating the audience to make his points, Haneke isn't as guilty of exploitation as the filmmakers and the films he's attacking here.
June 18, 2008
The movie is unforgettable and will cause a reaction from you, whether you like it or not. Me? I liked it's sick, twisted sense of manipulating the audience
June 9, 2008
After several years of "torture porn" horror flicks, Funny Games sets the counter back to zero, reminding us that torture isn't fun, isn't stimulating, and isn't something we should be getting off on.
June 9, 2008
In Funny Games, Haneke seems content to ram his thumbs into our eyes and then ask us why we were foolish enough to get within arm's length of his gray, grizzled visage.
May 6, 2008
toso idio me to prototypo, poy aksizei na to deis mono an den to%u0384hes dei, i an theleis na to ksanadeis
April 19, 2008
This is a piece of art. The direction is amazing, the performances are top-notch, and the pot-boiling pace is pitch-perfect.
April 14, 2008
We want retribution, we want reparations, we want revenge, but Haneke refuses to submit to our pleas, because he's the storyteller, and he's the one playing the games...
April 9, 2008
It's hard to imagine why anyone would want to subject themselves to the harrowing brutality of 'Funny Games,' but give German-born filmmaker Michael Haneke his due - his movie is shockingly effective.
April 6, 2008
It's not a reassuring vision but that's not the name of Haneke's particular game.
April 6, 2008
A stylish, darkly satirical horror-thriller, raising serious questions about Hollywood's sanitisation of violence.
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