Funny Games (2007 film)  

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Funny Games is the American remake of the 1997 Austrian thriller of the same name. Original writer/director Michael Haneke (Caché and La Pianiste) wrote and directed, and Australian actress Naomi Watts plays role of Anne originally played by Susanne Lothar and Tim Roth plays George. The two malevolent young men are to be played by Brady Corbet and Michael Pitt. The film is an exact shot-for-shot remake of its predecessor.

Critical reception

The film received mixed reviews from critics. As of March 21, 2008, the review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported that 47% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 96 reviews. Metacritic reported the film had an average score of 43 out of 100, based on 28 reviews.

Todd Gilchrist from IGN called the film "Unrelenting and brilliant, Funny Games is a truly great film — an incisive, artistic triumph that doubles as a remarkably thrilling and unique cinematic experience." On the other hand, Joshua Rothkopf from Time Out New York said the film was "A sour project that defines anti-imaginative."


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