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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 Ludwig and Pascal. Camiel scrapes out with some difficulty, hitching a ride with a doomed truck driver on a relentless trip to the heart of suburbia. He passes by two odd women, Brenda and Ilonka, with whom he seems to share a history. When a dirty Camiel arrives at the door of artist Marina and media executive Richard's expansive, designer-chic home, the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 85%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"What Marina sees in Borgman is one of the countless implausibilities that make the film more annoying than disturbing."
‑ Mark Feeney, Boston Globe
"It's the hypnotic little thriller's disturbing twists that make it such a singular -- and singularly weird -- experience."
‑ Chris Nashawaty, Entertainment Weekly
"Funny Games, indeed. Creepy, spooky and nightmarish."
‑ James Verniere, Boston Herald
"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."
‑ Genevieve Valentine, Philadelphia Weekly
"Borgman stays compelling through sheer strangeness, gorgeous photography and sharp performances."
‑ Joe Gross, Austin American-Statesman
"The black humour and perversity can occasionally startle, but the film takes far too much sadistic delight in punishing these entitled dopes."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"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."
‑ Gary Goldstein, Los Angeles Times
"Horror is far more unsettling when it's surrounded by teak furniture."
‑ Katherine Monk,
"Borgman is one of the oddest, most unsettling, most boldly and strikingly bizarre films I have seen in a long while."
‑ Witney Seibold, Nerdist
"The degree of ambiguity involved in this scenario imbues each new twist with claustrophobia and dread."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
"A creepily comical story about an insistent vagrant turned insidious home occupier."
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
""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."
‑ Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
"Borgman falls somewhere between Boudu and Rasputin in the canon of family interlopers, an instinctual manipulator who can pinpoint vulnerability with laser precision."
‑ Serena Donadoni, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"It's a challenging but fascinating work that truly has be seen to be understoo -- er, appreciated."
‑ Mark H. Harris,
"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."
‑ Glenn Lovell, CinemaDope
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