Borgman Reviews

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July 17, 2014
What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing.
July 11, 2014
The black humour and perversity can occasionally startle, but the film takes far too much sadistic delight in punishing these entitled dopes.
July 3, 2014
A creepily comical story about an insistent vagrant turned insidious home occupier.
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
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 19, 2014
"Borgman" might sound compelling in the abstract. But if you want to enjoy it and stay engaged by it for more than 10 minutes, you'll have to talk yourself into it.
June 13, 2014
Filled with surreal touches and shocking scenes of black humor, Borgman steams ahead with the power and inevitability of a nightmare.
June 6, 2014
[An] exceptionally disturbing film ...
June 6, 2014
You may find yourself chuckling at Borgman as much as you recoil at it. It's destined for cult status.
June 6, 2014
"Borgman" can sometimes frustrate but it is an accomplished piece of work, driven by a uniquely malevolent tonal balance and two fantastic central performances.
June 5, 2014
The story's magic is black, its perfidy driven by evil spirits.
June 5, 2014
With so many outr elements and so few concrete answers, Borgman certainly has the makings of a cult film, which seems very much by design. Too much by design, arguably ...
June 4, 2014
A sickening horror parable disguised as a comedy of mores, the Netherlands' "Borgman" is a rarity: a genuinely shocking, upsetting movie.
June 3, 2014
The picture is fascinating for the way it introduces the kernel of an idea and then builds on it slowly, sustaining suspense rather than just leading the audience right up to the "OK, I get it" moment and running out of steam.
June 3, 2014
In an era where there are very few truly surprising films, Borgman is one of the rare movies that manages to find something entirely new to say, with original, oddly drawn characters.
June 2, 2014
While the film ultimately is not as satisfying as it promises to be for much of the duration, it remains bracingly creepy and off-kilter.
March 31, 2014
For those who get on its wavelength, the rewards are ample and the desire to re-watch will take over.
October 10, 2013
A loopy, lopsided experiment
May 28, 2013
Provides a wonderful sense of unease as to who deserves our sympathy.
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