Faithless Reviews

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February 5, 2018
It's all the more moving that, after half a lifetime, Ingmar Bergman and Liv Ullmann are still seeking illumination, and expiation, through the public yet intensely personal medium of film.
February 21, 2004
It's a movie that shows us that the silence between two people can be more dramatic than 100 pages of dialogue.
November 20, 2002
Bergman has been far better at working out these themes than anything in Faithless would suggest.
October 21, 2002
Bergman has reached for a woman's insight his whole career. Ullmann completes this for him.
June 8, 2001
A mesmerising slow-burner of the first order.
June 8, 2001
These three adults are all sick puppies. But neither the actors nor their director has created any reason for one to care.
April 13, 2001
A powerful movie, with emotional rawness and honesty that have been hallmarks of Bergman's work as much as his incredible egocentricity.
April 12, 2001
Faithless is talky but very tight, and that cohesion relies on the bond between actors who aren't afraid to expose the depths of their characters.
March 2, 2001
Bergman, rare among artists these days, still believes in human complexity and value. He believes that what people do matters.
March 2, 2001
Time seems to have passed him by, but there's life in Bergman yet -- even though it's something of an emotional ordeal to experience and appreciate.
March 2, 2001
Its piercing honesty is remarkable.
March 2, 2001
A sober, unflinching, sometimes shattering and eventually compassionate exploration of the damage caused by adultery.
March 1, 2001
Rarely has a supreme artist's twilight been so richly illuminating.
February 16, 2001
An unqualified triumph.
February 16, 2001
Ullmann has a sure sense for the ways people behave in emotional extremity.
February 15, 2001
A heartbreaking, life-enhancing experience, one of the screen's finest portrayals of infidelity and its consequences.
February 9, 2001
A domestic tragedy of lacerating vision.
February 1, 2001
A mesmerizing deconstruction of the brute nature of love.
January 26, 2001
Rarely do we see a film that measures the full reverberations of adultery, one that grabs us by the hair and makes us face up to our own potential to inflict enduring damage.
January 26, 2001
Beautiful and honest and, sadly, every second of it feels achingly real.
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