Nearly everyone hated Funny Games. I still remember listening with delight to David Edelstein's review on Fresh Air and reading Jim Emerson's "Funny Games Experiment." I skipped seeing it at the time based on prejudices gained through these reviews. But, I finally caught it on DVD.
All I can say now is that I loved Funny Games and that, Haneke, it seems, is my kind of moralist. I'll leave the implications to be drawn from that to others.