Hour of the Wolf (Vargtimmen) Reviews

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July 16, 2020
Bergman experiments with psychological terror to construct a sharp thesis on adultery, jealousy, and the fears that constitute identity. [Full review in Spanish]
January 30, 2020
It cannot be emphasized strongly enough that what Bergman has done here structurally is a revolutionary achievement.
June 17, 2019
...the movie reveals Liv Ullmann as a unique perpetrator of humanistic depth and female presence.
May 6, 2019
Ingmar Bergman's only horror film is a strangely personal, realistic, yet voyeuristic and metafictional-type experience.
July 11, 2018
Bergman's doom-ridden follow-up to Persona reaches out its cold ancient mariner's grasp to stop one in one's tracks.
October 26, 2009
Bergman shakes his head and intuitive horrors cascade out, all he has to do is collect image after fulminating image
August 11, 2007
Some of the images, such as one of a young boy staring at Von Sydow as he's fishing, will haunt you long afterwards.
August 9, 2007
One of the typical bleak psychological dramas of Ingmar Bergman.
January 27, 2007
Only partly successful.
August 29, 2006
This Bergman discourse on the nature of art and the artist's relation to society is shrouded in the trappings of gothic horror.
February 9, 2006
A brilliant Gothic fantasy.
July 31, 2005
May 9, 2005
Hour of the Wolf is not one of Bergman's great films but it is unthinkable for anyone seriously interested in movies not to see it.
October 23, 2004
If we allow the images to slip past the gates of logic and enter the deeper levels of our mind, and if we accept Bergman's horror story instead of questioning it, Hour of the Wolf works magnificently.
August 5, 2004
A must for fans of horror and of Bergman. So good it makes you wish he had dabbled in the genre that bit more often.
May 7, 2004
existential dread is palpable
March 27, 2004
March 7, 2004
In Hour of the Wolf Bergman asserts the impossible nature of relationships, the ultimate inability of two people to live together without destroying one another.
December 5, 2003
May 24, 2003
One of Bergman's most haunting films.
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