Borgman (2014)

Modern day Europe: A priest and his companion hunt silently through the fields, accompanied by a braying dog. They are armed and deadly. Their quarry is Camiel Borgman, living in military sparseness in an underground den, near companions… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: September 9, 2014
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Critic Score: 86% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Borgman's unpredictability may confound as many viewers as it enthralls, but either way, it's a refreshingly original experiment in off-kilter terror.

Mark Feeney
Boston Globe

What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing.

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Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

It's the hypnotic little thriller's disturbing twists that make it such a singular -- and singularly weird -- experience.

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Eric Melin

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.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The black humour and perversity can occasionally startle, but the film takes far too much sadistic delight in punishing these entitled dopes.

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Gary Goldstein
Los Angeles Times

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.

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Chris Sawin

Beautifully filmed and intellectually stimulating, Borgman is one of the most unique and exhilarating films of 2014 despite its lack of resolution and clarification.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

A creepily comical story about an insistent vagrant turned insidious home occupier.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

"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.

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James Verniere
Boston Herald

Funny Games, indeed. Creepy, spooky and nightmarish.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
'Borgman'. Absurd, surreal, dark, and most of all, hilarious! What it all means will be a bonus when I figure it out.
Panta Oz
This outstanding Dutch thriller written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam will make you think like never before... mainly to understand what actually happened.… More
Francisco Godinho
A well thought allegory to lower class vs arrogant posh class, Borgman is a little devil on the loose, wrecking up chaos amidst a pretty awful family. Takes a… More