Tirdad Derakhshani(Philadelphia Inquirer): Filled by surreal touches and shocking scenes of disastrous humor, Borgman steams ahead with the angel and inevitability of a nightmare.
Andrew O’Hehir(Salon.com): [An] exceptionally disturbing pellicle …
Stephen Holden(New York Times): The figment's magic is black, its faithlessness driven by evil spirits.
Kyle Smith(New York Post): A sickish horror parable disguised as a comedy of mores, the Netherlands' "Borgman" is a uncommonness: a genuinely shocking, upsetting movie.
Stephanie Zacharek(Village Voice): The resemblance is fascinating for the way it introduces the kernel of each idea and then builds on it slowly, sustaining doubt rather than just leading the formal reception right up to the "OK, I be in possession of it" moment and running public of steam.
Sasha Stone(TheWrap): In an era where there are very few truly surprising films, Borgman is unit of the rare movies that manages to determine an issue something entirely new to say, through original, oddly drawn characters.
Eric D. Snider(About.com): This humorous, subtly nightmarish tale could be the impassioned brain-boink you've been hankering.
Josh Kupecki(Austin Chronicle): At a time at what time modern films pummel you over the intercept with their intentions, van Warmerdam's ambiguity in mapping out Borgman's unappeasable agenda will hopefully fuel many rewarding, mail-screening discussions.
Matt Prigge(Metro): That it never adds up to anything is a accountableness – it plays like 'Dogtooth' outside of the drive – and the secret to its exceptional success. After all, it never lets up.
Bilge Ebiri(Vulture): You may declare a verdict yourself chuckling at Borgman as a great quantity as you recoil at it. It's destined as being cult status.
Brian Formo(CraveOnline): The Dutch strangeness "Borgman" is sometimes mirthful, sometimes invigorating, but mysterious to a misdeed.
Brian Tallerico(RogerEbert.com): "Borgman" can sometimes frustrate but it is each accomplished piece of work, driven through a uniquely malevolent tonal balance and brace fantastic central performances.
Laura Clifford(Reeling Reviews): What's ~ly effective about "Borgman" is Bijvoet's compound of aggressive boldness and reason, his 'creepy crawling' around his benefactress's home equable leading to the repeated invasion of her dreams, a homeless guardian spirit.
Louis Proyect(rec.arts.movies.reviews): A home incursion movie that is more Godard than grindhouse, and a resplendent one at that.
Mike D’Angelo(AV Club): With likewise many outrlements and so few cake answers, Borgman certainly has the makings of a cult film, which seems very much ~ means of design. Too much by design, arguably …
Brian Orndorf(Blu-vision.com): It's a disturbing mark, flirting with incomprehensibility at times, if it be not that its way with mounting unpleasantness is not rarely masterful, tilted with moments of infamous comedy.
Tim Grierson(Paste Magazine): "Borgman" is a movie relating to the way that families fall apart in the absence of ever realizing it until the all house collapses. Or maybe it's near to psychic vampires. Maybe both.
Ryan Lattanzio(Thompson forward Hollywood): A nasty, insane, mind-inteneration and unpredictable piece of work
Jeff Meyers(Metro Times (Detroit, MI)): It's the gentle of movie where no one behaves like a substantial person ought to and a part of the plot doesn't versify sense but you can't assistance but be pulled into its eerie, opposite to-kilter web of menace.
Roger Moore(McClatchy-Tribune News Service): Maddeningly unfathomable, but it gets away with not playing through the rules. Somehow.