• R, 1 hr. 35 min.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Ingmar Bergman
    In Theaters:
    Dec 21, 1972 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jun 19, 2001
  • Criterion Collection

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Viskningar och Rop (Cries and Whispers) Reviews

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David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org

Some have called it the most painful movie he ever made, and it is easy to see why: the three sisters at the center have lost the wisdom of compassion and replaced it with unending pathos.

Full Review Source: Cinemaphile.org

September 10, 2013
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

Starring Sweden's best actresses, this is one of Ingmar Bergman's undisputed masterpieces, which was nominated for the Best Picture Oscar

Full Review Source: EmanuelLevy.Com | Original Score: A

March 7, 2011
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's a beautifully photographed but painful film to watch.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B+

September 11, 2007
Variety Staff
Variety
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Ingmar Bergman's dark vision of the human condition has focused on individuals incapable of real inter-personal communications except on the most primitive level.

Full Review Source: Variety

August 1, 2007
Mark Athitakis
Filmcritic.com

the hushed, interior tone fails to generate much drama, and the tension never explodes

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

November 26, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 3/5

November 4, 2005
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

A stunning piece of pure cinema by a master filmmaker.

| Original Score: 5/5

October 7, 2005
Jake Euker
F5 (Wichita, KS)

| Original Score: 5/5

August 24, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A masterpiece of color and mood.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

July 25, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 5/5

July 3, 2005
Nick Davis
Nick's Flick Picks

The most haunting death story in the movies, exquisitely photographed, like a reverie just before the afterlife.

| Original Score: 5/5

April 20, 2004
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

| Original Score: 4/5

November 11, 2003
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal

| Original Score: 5/5

August 22, 2003

TV Guide's Movie Guide

Relentlessly discursive and somber, also hauntingly elliptical and exquisitely crafted.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4.5/5

July 30, 2003
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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It stands alone and it reduces almost everything else you're likely to see this season to the size of a small cinder.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 5/5

May 20, 2003
Matt Bailey
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

| Original Score: 5/5

April 4, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 4/5

December 8, 2002
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

A timeless classic for every film student.

| Original Score: 4/5

October 4, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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In order to understand why Cries and Whispers is a great film, it must be experienced, not merely watched.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 4/4

September 19, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Bergman never made another film this painful. To see it is to touch the extremes of human feeling. It is so personal, so penetrating of privacy, we almost want to look away.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 4/4

August 26, 2002
Marco Lanzagorta
Senses of Cinema
March 24, 2003
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