Borgman Reviews

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August 30, 2019
A strikingly composed parable of surprising humor and crafty wit.
August 6, 2019
[It] can easily captivate the right viewers and have others in complete disdain over its restrained attitude. In addition, it exhibits the sort of twisted humor about people mechanically performing disturbing abhorrent acts...
August 5, 2019
A film for a pretty specific taste and an openness to being perplexed.
July 24, 2019
But the more I thought about it, and realized what kind of movie it probably is, the more I find I like it, and want to see it again.
April 28, 2019
For those who've got an interest in allegorical art, Borgman's some of the 21st century's best cinema.
October 17, 2017
As a psychological drama, Borgman feels somewhat strained and is plagued with some cliches (the bored and lonely housewife). However, the film does provide a sense of realism that makes it horrifying and terrifying to watch.
August 14, 2017
Although Borgman can accurately be described as part psychological horror movie, part modern fairy tale, it unfolds within a world so realistic it's jarring and genuinely creepy like Rosemary's Baby.
September 19, 2014
Clearly allegorical, but what exactly it speaks to (some personal version of familial unrest, no doubt) is probably different for everyone. Regardless, it's a fascinating film with darkly comic moments that bears repeated viewings.
July 18, 2014
Funny Games, indeed. Creepy, spooky and nightmarish.
July 7, 2014
Horror is far more unsettling when it's surrounded by teak furniture.
July 3, 2014
A creepily comical story about an insistent vagrant turned insidious home occupier.
June 28, 2014
Borgman falls somewhere between Boudu and Rasputin in the canon of family interlopers, an instinctual manipulator who can pinpoint vulnerability with laser precision.
June 20, 2014
It's a sidelong coming-of-age that feels as though it skims the bittersweetness of its ending, but Lucky Them cares more about the trip than the destination.
June 20, 2014
Borgman is one of the oddest, most unsettling, most boldly and strikingly bizarre films I have seen in a long while.
June 20, 2014
It's the hypnotic little thriller's disturbing twists that make it such a singular -- and singularly weird -- experience.
June 20, 2014
It's a challenging but fascinating work that truly has be seen to be understoo -- er, appreciated.
June 20, 2014
Borgman stays compelling through sheer strangeness, gorgeous photography and sharp performances.
June 20, 2014
The degree of ambiguity involved in this scenario imbues each new twist with claustrophobia and dread.
June 19, 2014
Though it's too enigmatic for its own good and often feels like it's being made up as it goes, the Dutch import "Borgman" holds interest if only to see what might possibly happen next.
June 18, 2014
Itinerant crooks or satanists? This bizarre import has the feel of a fever dream. Characters, most especially the eponymous gardener, float through the narrative as if in a Dr. Caligari-induced haze.
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