Following The Seventh Seal and preceding his "Trilogy of Faith", The Magician lies at the heart of one of the most creative periods in Bergman's career.
Tremendously important Bergman, even it it doesn't have the instant cachet of his more famous and direct movies.
| Original Score: 8/10
An underrated Ingmar Bergman film.
| Original Score: A
Both a rebuke to critics and a confession of charlatanism, The Magician puts forward a one-of-a-kind examination of the problem of truth in life and in art. [Blu-ray]
| Original Score: 3.5/4
reflects Bergman's fundamental understanding of the cinema as an illusionistic play of light and shadow that can nonetheless reveal some of the deepest recesses of the human experience
| Original Score: 3/4
It is one of Bergman's most tightly structured and frightening films.
The movie has elements of Gothic horror and philosophy, along with lusty, low comedy rolls.
THe Magician is still fascinating, presenting a myriad of challenging ideas about magic, reality, and the nature of film itself.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
An enigmatic, complex and immensely enjoyable film.