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Mixed or average reviews- based on 157 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 71 out of 157
  2. Negative: 78 out of 157

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  1. Oct 29, 2010
    There's nothing worse then a movie that only exists to shock it's audience, without any valuable substance whatsoever. Funny Games is one of those examples with nothing more to show to it's viewers then a bleak, sadistic state of affairs without a second of hope.
  2. Feb 18, 2011
    Funny Games is not thriller-you-expected, unique. Deliver you funny scene, absurdity, surrealism and interactivity. Good performance by cast. I think it's good in the way but still not satisfying, I'm still curious with Michael Haneke's The White Ribbon, Total Film called it masterpiece, hope get chance to see it.
  3. Jun 8, 2012
    Horrible movie, pointless plot with endless of pointless violence. The director and especially the actors should be ashamed of even agreeing on making such a horrible movie. In all honesty, this movie is only for those that enjoy violence; The Psycho's. So if you enjoyed it, you're not normal. Freak.
  4. Mar 13, 2011
    ... its not enough to make a movie mix every kind of violence possible and find that - because violence tends to be shocking - the movie itself will have some impact ...

    the plot of this film is an empty sequence. No point is madeâ

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Reviewed by: David Rooney
    Mar 20, 2013
    The film is shocking and upsetting, but never truly gets under the skin the way this kind of material often can. Whatever reservations are prompted by Haneke's approach, his direction is controlled and edgy. [20 May 1997, p.52]
  2. Reviewed by: Rene Rodriguez
    Mar 20, 2013
    The movie gives you what you think you want, and then gives you some more, and just when you think things can't get any worse, Haneke swoops in and smashes the wall between fiction and reality, turning the viewer into a direct accomplice to what's transpiring onscreen. It is an astonishing film, sure to be controversial, and quite simply unforgettable. [30 Jan. 1998, p.6G]
  3. Reviewed by: Dave Kehr
    Mar 20, 2013
    Denying us any catharsis, Haneke becomes a stern, finger-wagging lecturer; he seems to mean his movie as punishment, conveniently forgetting his own role in the crime. [11 March 1998, p.38]