Michael Haneke remakes his 1997 Austrian drama, about a bourgeois couple and their young son being terrorized and tortured in their summer home by two slight young intruders in golf togs. The dialogue has been translated into English and the actors replaced by more familiar faces (Tim Roth, Naomi Watts, Michael Pitt), but otherwise this is a shot-for-shot replica of the original—Haneke even used blueprints to reproduce the interior of its house on a soundstage. The earlier release helped make him a critics' darling with its meta-movie touches and baldly articulated strategy of implicating the audience in the violence; replayed a decade later, those stunts feel both rhetorical and redundant. If you're curious, you're better off renting the original, whose relatively obscure German/Austrian cast makes it more convincing and thus more frightening. R, 112 min.
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