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Fanny & Alexander Reviews

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November 5, 2004
A fitting introduction to the very personal cinema of this master craftsman, not only because it exhibits Bergman's signature themes and stylistic devices, but also because it is one of his most life-affirming films.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
March 31, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
October 23, 2004
[Bergman] glides beyond the mere telling of his story into a kind of hypnotic series of events that have the clarity and fascination of dreams. Rarely have I felt so strongly during a movie that my mind had been shifted into a different kind of reality.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 8, 2008
Sumptuous, haunting, and unusually tender... a nakedly psychological 'in' to [Bergman's] earliest artistic impulses; nothing else in his oeuvre addresses so directly his childhood escapes into fantasy as the by-product of a harsh Lutheran upbringing.
October 1, 2005
| Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2005
The director's most accessible, and perhaps most personal film.
August 1, 2007
A sumptuously produced period piece that is also a rich tapestry of childhood memoirs and moods, fear and fancy, employing all the manners and means of the best of cinematic theatrical from high and low comedy to darkest tragedy.
August 10, 2007
Bergman at his most compelling, detailed and witty. An astonishing and deeply rewarding achievement.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 26, 2006
It's a marvellously engrossing and thought-provoking film, filled with dazzling dramatic set-pieces and witty, knowing allusions to its creator's artistic conceits and deceits.
July 30, 2007
One of the Great Films by one of the Great Filmmakers.
Full Review | Original Score: 94/100
July 31, 2007
An extraordinary drama about childhood and imagination as a passport out of dread and into mystery.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
August 1, 2007
Immensely pleasurable.
Full Review | Original Score: A
May 18, 2004
Bergman's 1982 career summation and the kind of rich, timeless, cautionless magnum opus we can only receive, like benedictions, from artists who've paid their generation's dues of sweat, risk, tears, and honesty.
August 27, 2004
It is very much, and in the best way, an old man's movie, the work of an artist resigned to life's mystery, full of wonder at the passage of time, full of forgiveness for past wrongs, and full of understanding.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 5, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 15, 2004
A ghost story whose subjects are the living and the dead, magic and imagination and the nature of God.
Full Review | Original Score: A
December 1, 2008
This premiere of the original cut, running at 312 minutes, leaves room for more than a story of one life.
January 15, 2005
Utterly enthralling.
December 3, 2008
A sprawling, ornately constructed entertainment.
February 8, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
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