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Fanny & Alexander Reviews

November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
December 3, 2008
A sprawling, ornately constructed entertainment.
December 1, 2008
This premiere of the original cut, running at 312 minutes, leaves room for more than a story of one life.
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.
August 1, 2007
The result is one of Bergman's most haunting and suggestive films.
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.
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.
January 15, 2005
Utterly enthralling.
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
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
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
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.
May 20, 2003
A big, dark, beautiful, generous family chronicle, which touches on many of the themes from earlier films while introducing something that, in Bergman, might pass for serenity.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5