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: June 6, 2014
DVD 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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Jahkotta Lewis
Black Girl Nerds

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.

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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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Eric Kohn

The degree of ambiguity involved in this scenario imbues each new twist with claustrophobia and dread.

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Alex Heeney
Seventh Row

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

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

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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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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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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.
Hayden Blades
Borgman is like watching a modern Grimm fairy tale unravel under the pretense of the very common home invasion thriller as of late. Every scene is as gripping… More
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
Robert Brogan
Borgman is like a Lifetime movie / scary story for adults. As a film it might have been fine if it had decided what it wanted to be and stuck with that. The… More