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Cries and Whispers Reviews

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May 24, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
August 1, 2007
The much-vaunted color symbolism is so obvious as to be almost charming in its simplicity, and the gothic ambience never really resonates.
Top Critic
June 24, 2006
Bergman's hour remains resolutely that of the wolf.
December 8, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
August 26, 2002
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 | Original Score: 4/4
September 19, 2002
In order to understand why Cries and Whispers is a great film, it must be experienced, not merely watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
October 7, 2005
A stunning piece of pure cinema by a master filmmaker.
| Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2005
A masterpiece of color and mood.
August 1, 2007
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.
April 20, 2004
The most haunting death story in the movies, exquisitely photographed, like a reverie just before the afterlife.
| Original Score: 5/5
October 4, 2002
A timeless classic for every film student.
| Original Score: 4/5
February 14, 2002
A Swedish film by Ingmar Bergman where two sisters have returned to the family mansion to be present at their sister's death.
September 11, 2007
It's a beautifully photographed but painful film to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
November 11, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
February 28, 2002
A vast, open wound of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 22, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2001
Even though you won't remember significant dialogue, you are certain to retain those agonizing visuals that communicate the agony of a tortured soul.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
September 10, 2013
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.
November 4, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
August 24, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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