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Funny Games (2007)

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Two psychopathic young men take a family hostage in their cabin.



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In this English-language remake of a deconstruction in the way violence is portrayed in the media, a family settles into its vacation home, which happens to be the next stop for a pair of young, articulate, white-gloved serial killers on an excursion through the neighborhood. Written by MuzikJunky

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for terror, violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

4 April 2008 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Funny Games  »

Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$510,958 (USA) (14 March 2008)


$1,294,640 (USA) (25 April 2008)

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The production crew used the blueprints from the 1997 original. The set of the house in the 2007 American remake has the same proportions as that of the 1997 set. See more »


When Paul "rewinds" the film he presses the Volume Down (-) button on the remote control rather than the Rewind button. See more »


Paul: You have to admit, Ann... I'm being very generous here. You can prove to your pussy husband how much you love him.
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References A Clockwork Orange (1971) See more »


Written by John Zorn
Performed by Naked City
From album Grand Guignol
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As torturous for the audience as it is for the main characters
14 November 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This an oppressively dark twist on the home invasion genre which is as cruel to the audience as it is to the main characters. In it, two seemingly nice young men insinuate themselves into a family's house and then proceed to mercilessly torture them psychologically and physically, all with a rather smug arrogance which was very off-putting. The whole situation is very self-aware, as Paul (one of the youths) breaks the fourth wall several times. Still, this movie is a chore to watch, with many scenes of unbearable tension. This is a positive, but it wears down on the viewer, and when help never comes you wonder why you sat through this pretentious mess in the first place. Maybe it's supposed to be some commentary on violence, but to me it was empty and soulless.

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