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In this provocative and brutal thriller, a vacationing family gets an unexpected visit from two deeply disturbed young men. Their idyllic holiday turns nightmarish as they are subjected to unimaginable terrors and struggle to stay alive.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It's not a reassuring vision but that's not the name of Haneke's particular game."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"Haneke's assault on our fantasy lives is shallow, unimaginative, and glacially unengaged -- a sucker punch without the redeeming passion of punk."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"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."
‑ Ali Gray,
"As an experiment in film form, Funny Games is intriguing, but the self-congratulation and post-modern trickery are at once irksome and intellectually and artistically dishonest."
‑ Peter Galvin, FILMINK (Australia)
"An actors' showcase and a hefty serving of director Michael Haneke's self indulgence"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"That this relentless barrage of psychological and physical torture is extremely well made and powerfully performed -- Watts hurls herself into her physically demanding role with heroic conviction -- somehow makes it worse."
‑ David Ansen, Newsweek
"In addition to being borderline unendurable, Funny Games is inexplicable, and I don't mean in any philosophical sense. Who thought the world needed a shot-for-shot English-language version of Mr. Haneke's 1997 German-language film?"
‑ Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"This new version adds nothing novel, but it lacks none of the original's bite."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out Sydney
"We're left with the nasty taste of our own bloodlust long after the credits have rolled."
‑ Vicky Roach, Daily Telegraph (Australia)
"There is something far uglier and dirtier below the surface: voyeuristic sadism in which Haneke implicitly involves his audience"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"The fact that it features fine performances, talented direction and some moments of genuine suspense only makes the end product that much more grotesque and appalling."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"While Haneke is attacking our culture for being drawn to violent fare, he is also relishing in presenting it to us, in prolonged and detailed fashion."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"If you saw the original, the elements of suprise may be missing, but dread and suspense and nastiness are translated perfectly."
‑ Julie Rigg, MovieTime, ABC Radio National
"Registers more strongly than the original as a film about privileged white people..."
‑ Jake Wilson, The Age (Australia)
"It's a tawdry kind of horror movie plot, given new meaning by Haneke's considerable intellect."
‑ Paul Byrnes, Sydney Morning Herald
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