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Summer With Monika (Sommaren med Monika) Reviews

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August 3, 2012
In the annals of Early Bergman, Summer with Monika is The Big One. The irony is that it's among the slightest of his works.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 6, 2012
Bergman fans will discover that it's not a typical film of his, and is rather more realistic than his later films, and some would call it "minor." But by any standards, it's an excellent film, gorgeously made and emotionally powerful.
June 14, 2012
Bergman's key international breakthrough
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
October 24, 2011
A sensual elegy along the lines of Ovid's 'Amores' and very much a movie about photographing Harriet Andersson
April 29, 2010
It's one of Bergman's most natural, carnal and accessible films.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
November 14, 2007
A fully realized Bergman psychodrama, rather than an early model for his later work.
November 14, 2007
More than 50 years after its first screening in America, Monika arrives in New York again to light up the screen, this time without a trace of impropriety.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 13, 2007
Bergman's tale of heedless teenage love is a sort of neorealist Rebel Without a Cause -- except that sex is acknowledged and the outlaw is a girl.
July 30, 2007
Bergman would be no more adept a pornographer than he would be at filming hip-hop, but his camera did stare at the human surface with an intentness unmatched since von Sternberg rhapsodized over Marlene Dietrich.
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July 30, 2007
A tender yet unsentimental account of a love affair that turns sour.
July 30, 2007
Subtle but sharply observed, it remains one of Bergman's most watchable and rewarding dramas.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
July 30, 2007
His first film with Andersson shows a developing ability to probe the psychology of a rich, vital woman without losing his objectivity.
August 29, 2006
Thanks to international distributors sensationalizing its sexual frankness, this bittersweet drama of ill-fated first love helped establish Ingmar Bergman as a filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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