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70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics What's this?

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  • Summary: A vagrant enters the lives of an upper-class family and quickly unravels their carefully curated lifestyle.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Reviewed by: Jessica Kiang
    May 25, 2013
    91
    With pitch-perfect performances across the board, and boasting crisp photography and editing, the film never ceases to twist, turn and surprise, taking wicked joy in constantly switching us back on ourselves and our expectations of the characters.
  2. Reviewed by: Eric Kohn
    May 25, 2013
    83
    With its palatial setting, Borgman shows how money can buy luxury, but it can't salvage the corruption that comes from within.
  3. Reviewed by: Jordan Hoffman
    Oct 22, 2013
    80
    Borgman‘s crafty, trickster-ish screenplay, always two steps ahead of you, keeps you rooting for clues, enough to put your ethics on temporary hold.
  4. Reviewed by: Guy Lodge
    May 25, 2013
    70
    A sly, insidious and intermittently hilarious domestic thriller.
  5. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    May 26, 2013
    70
    A quirky study of the unrelenting grip of evil, the film is beautifully made, though stronger in its intriguing setup than its muddy resolution.
  6. Reviewed by: Catherine Shoard
    May 25, 2013
    60
    There's the frustrating sense of ideas bubbling too low beneath the surface, of mordant jokes serving as an end rather than a means.
  7. Reviewed by: Dave Calhoun
    May 25, 2013
    60
    Beyond the shocks and games, there's not a great deal to take away in the form of meaty ideas or lingering themes, and its catchy premise doesn't really deliver in the end.

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