Scenes from a Marriage (Scener ur ett äktenskap) Reviews

November 9, 2017
There is no beauty; instead, an oppressive emotional intensity which shuts out the spectator.
August 8, 2007
Left so little to the imagination.
August 29, 2006
There is little plot to speak of -- the film's chief force lying in its dramatization of marital trauma -- but viewers will be deeply moved by the marvelous acting and the honesty of Bergman's screenplay.
February 9, 2006
The film is an uncompromisingly harrowing and honest account of male-female relationships.
September 17, 2005
August 21, 2005
Reflecting the feminist movement, this raw, uncompromising anatomy of marriage, centers on Liv Ullmann's doubts, despair and confusion after her husband leaves her
October 23, 2004
One of the truest, most luminous love stories ever made.
October 6, 2004
April 29, 2004
A dramatically absorbing and psychologically rich portrait of a couple whose intimate relationship is falling apart and evolving into something quite different.
April 26, 2004
It peels the skin off marriage to see how it really ticks.
March 22, 2004
This raw and uncompromising motion picture has endured as one of Bergman's finest achievements.
March 16, 2004
Shot in 16mm and tightly photographed, the film is immediate and unflinching in its probity, its scenes ranging from the enormously cruel to the redemptive.
August 29, 2003
July 5, 2003
The shelf life of a marriage is meticulously plotted by Sweden's leading arthouse director. Not that the plotting is over: Saraband, is the master's newest edition to the marriage saga-- years after and will be released this year ( 2003).
May 24, 2003
Bergman's film is full of acute, resonant observations on the emotional lives of its characters, the memory of which lingers long after the closing credits.
May 20, 2003
It's a movie of such extraordinary intimacy that it has the effect of breaking into mysterious components many things we ordinarily accept without thought, familiar and banal objects, faces, attitudes, and emotions, especially love.
January 1, 2000
Bergman's screenplay leaves nothing to the imagination and turns the film into a windy soap opera most of the time; what might have been a masterpiece in the TV original (although I doubt it) becomes in its truncated form mostly elegant mush.