The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet) Reviews

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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.
February 9, 2006
Not only highly impressive but thought-provoking, relevant and intensely moving in our present, nervous, times.
May 20, 2003
Essentially intellectual, yet emotionally stimulating, too, it is as tough -- and rewarding -- a screen challenge as the moviegoer has had to face this year.
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.
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.
May 3, 2015
Bergman's most iconic expression of existential yoke
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