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Ordet (The Word) Reviews

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Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

With arresting faces but not cluttered with close-ups, attention-getting camera abilities beyond judicious lighting, or mood music, the film builds to a long emotional finale of biblical parallel.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

August 27, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Dreyer's Ordet (1955) is far simpler than his previous films, taking place mostly in a single set, but also more complex.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid

August 22, 2012
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

The greatest movie about religion.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 10/10

April 15, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

There are only 114 shots, each averaging over a minute, only three close-ups, and the film demands and rewards the closest attention.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

March 11, 2012
Peter Bradshaw

A film with a hypnotic, irresistible stare.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2012
David Jenkins
Little White Lies

Guaranteed to make you levitate from your cinema seat in awe.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 5/5

March 8, 2012
Philip Kemp
Total Film

At first glance it may seem slow, but stick with it and the psychological tensions enthral.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 4/5

February 27, 2012
Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Tragedy strikes, and petty denominational squabbles disintegrate in Dreyer's sublime synthesis of humanistic and textual faith, a vision of purity and clarity.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

November 22, 2010
Dan Jardine

Ordet's faithfulness is both old fashioned and invigorating

Full Review Source: Cinemania | Original Score: 90/100

January 23, 2010
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

Reminiscent of Ingmar Bergman's spare style when exploring similar themes (eg The Seventh Seal), Dryer's work is disciplined and focused, rather like a Jesuit, really.

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

July 12, 2008

TV Guide's Movie Guide

This is an overwhelming emotional and intellectual experience, thanks both to its subject matter and its austere yet potent presentation.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 4/4

August 29, 2006

New York Times
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Both emotionally and intellectually the picture is hypnotic, and some portions will nail the spectator to his seat.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

March 25, 2006
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 5/5

February 25, 2006
Dave Calhoun
Time Out
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A strange, wondrous and shocking work. Once seen, it's unlikely to leave you.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 5/5

January 26, 2006
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 5/5

July 26, 2005
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Dreyer is digging deeper than these slogans ["institutional religion" versus "personalized faith"], to the regions of mystery where Johannes's mind was lost.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: A+

January 7, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A moving work of great intelligence, compassion and sensitivity.

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

September 20, 2004
Leo Goldsmith
Not Coming to a Theater Near You

| Original Score: 5/5

April 14, 2004
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

A rare work about spiritual life and the conflicts of earthly bodies and heavenly desires that doesn't denigrate or simplify religion despite the flawed nature of the characters and of the institution of religion itself.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3.5/4

September 15, 2002
Jeremy Heilman

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4/4

March 5, 2002
Thomas Beltzer
Senses of Cinema
October 6, 2003
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