The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) Reviews

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Top Critic
March 21, 2018
You can hunt about in the history of the cinema and bring up a distant cousin or two for Bergman's great work. Yet, when all the delving is done, this film remains something quite distinct, a wonderful film which is not quite like any other.
July 23, 2013
Bergman's visually striking medieval morality play [was] the work that gained him an international reputation.
March 26, 2009
Film has superior technical narrative, impressive lensing and thesping.
December 7, 2007
Its view of a seemingly godless landscape in the grip of plague is still bold and frightening.
July 30, 2007
It survives today only as an unusually pure example of a typical 50s art-film strategy: the attempt to make the most modern and most popular of art forms acceptable to the intelligentsia by forcing it into an arcane, antique mold.
July 20, 2007
The Seventh Seal is an existentialist masterpiece packed with stunning symbolism and mordant humour. It's also far more accessible that you might think. Go see it. Or else.
February 28, 2019
I loved the black and white cinematography and the creative choices.
November 12, 2018
I was worried memories of Death playing games with Bill and Ted would sour my first watch. Luckily this cinematic tour de force has the physical beauty and philosophical heft to rise above such trivial pursuits (see what I did there). Darkly funny.
May 3, 2015
Bergman's most iconic expression of existential yoke
August 1, 2013
The movie is an unbending breakdown of the human soul, and perhaps one of the finest - and most confrontational - ever made.
January 17, 2012
90 minutes of iconic imagery, some deep questions and a surprising amount of humor. This is Art with a capital A, but that doesn't mean it's not entertaining at the same time, which only makes its artistry even greater.
June 16, 2011
Ingmar Bergman's provocative existential drama was the first to garner him great international attention.
December 15, 2010
Symbolism-filled classic a tough sell for kids.
September 13, 2010
The Seventh Seal is a film not about the end of time, but the silence between man and God.
July 25, 2009
Bergman's film about the actual figure of Death is one of his funniest and, ultimately, most hopeful works.
June 21, 2009
As a youth, perhaps no other film opened my eyes to the wonderful possibilities of cinema as much as The Seventh Seal.
June 18, 2009
I never realized what an astoundingly beautiful film it was.
June 15, 2009
Bergman's most popular and studied film may not be his greatest artistic achievement, but Criterion's Blu-ray confirms its cinematic grandeur.
June 15, 2009
Swedish cinema titan Ingmar Bergman's mopey/earthy 1957 breakthrough The Seventh Seal may have done more than any other film to popularize and demonize the notion of world cinema as the boutique of the cultural intelligentsia.
June 10, 2009
Perhaps no one film speaks more fully to the human condition than The Seventh Seal. [Blu-ray]
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