The film is director Michael Haneke shot-by-shot remake of his original Austrian motion picture from ten years ago. **Funny Games** is essentially a B Movie that relies on tension within the shot, the action occurs within the frame of the camera lens. Many horrible things are suggested, but not shown, including a scene in which a mother strips down in front of her son.
**Funny Games** has scored 51% on the Rotten Tomatoes circle of critics. For the critics who liked the flick,**Funny Games** was treated as a satirical attack upon bourgeois Americans. To think, Naomi Watts was the Executive Producer for this flick. The question raised is "Why would you submit yourself to such a beating?" The only answer was a poor box office that was not very funny.