Saraband Reviews

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February 28, 2008
So many great directors seem to go out with a whimper. Ingmar Bergman has gone out with a bang.
March 1, 2007
We find [Bergman]at 87, sifting through his pictures, wondering at the choices he's made.
June 3, 2006
It goes without saying that Saraband doesn't make for light hearted viewing. But this is a powerful, emotional family drama that can happily rank with some of Bergman's best work.
May 12, 2006
No one else could have made it, and you should see it.
April 1, 2006
Insightful as ever but a little dated in the set-up and treatment of the shooting.
February 1, 2006
Powerful and more than a little depressing, but it's also essential filmmaking for anyone who cares about one of the giants of cinema.
January 28, 2006
Any Bergman is better than most of the art-house dramas that have been shipped to the States from Europe in recent times.
January 18, 2006
It's easy to go out in style when you have style.
November 8, 2005
confessional outbursts are captured in lengthy takes, usually in mercilessly tight close-ups.... It's as if Bergman is taking X-rays of their souls.
October 8, 2005
Even if it is, as he claims, his last film, Saraband will be a testament to Bergman's skill as a filmmaker, still a creative force to be reckoned with after 60-plus years in the business.
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