New York Times - 03/11/1998
"...[A] beautifully acted and paced German variant of CAPE FEAR..."
Sight and Sound - 10/01/2006
"[I]t certainly fulfills its aim of exposing the ugly, unpalatable reality of violence."
A powerfully graphic film (even though no violence is ever shown on the screen itself) about an Austrian family who goes on a country vacation and become the victims of two cold-blooded psychopaths who are out to torture them with their "funny games." Haneke's point, that fictional violence is as real as the real world's, is presented chillingly in this extremely well-acted, yet potentially offensive effort. Weak of stomach, beware.