Celluloid Dreams The Directors Label

   

Haneke’s almost shot-by-shot remake of his 1997 chiller “Funny Games” is as shocking and deliberately manipulative as the original movie.
VARIETY

The year’s most controversial film…Funny Games is perhaps Haneke’s defining film.
THE TELEGRAPH
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Terrifying and hard to stomach – not least as Haneke has his perpetrators occasionally stare into our eyes and address us directly, forcing us to share in their process and pleasure. The film’s style and pace is of a thriller – but one with all the acceptable and distancing conventions of the genre thrown out of the window….a subversion of the thriller and a refusal to adhere to the unspoken ‘rules’ of the formula by answering the questions that hang so vividly over the film’s close
TIME OUT

Master Manipulator
THE GUARDIAN

It is a puppet-master’s movie, a manipulation…anyone under the impression that he or she is civilized is precisely whom Haneke is out to tweak. Haneke is a master at creating tension, but he is also a kind of counter-alchemist, who scratches away at a gilded surface in order to reveal the leaden corruption beneath…His actors are sublime.
THE WASHINGTON POST

Every bit as gripping, suspenseful and upsetting as the original. And it’s even more of a crock….an accomplished film
PREMIERE

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