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Wild Strawberries Reviews

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Cole Smithey
July 22, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] "Wild Strawberries" is a thematically abundant film that fluidly condenses a lifetime's worth of experience into succinct cinematic fragments under Ingmar Bergman's complex construction of abstract corollaries.
Full Review | Original Score: A+
Josh Larsen
July 21, 2014
...an intensely cinematic psychological portrait of a man reckoning with the how and why of who he's become.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
David Parkinson
Empire Magazine
July 23, 2013
Gunnar Fischer's photography becomes ever more luminous and Sjöström's performance grows in greatness.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2013
The relentless symbolism, and some rather heavy-handed dream sequences are off-putting at times, but Wild Strawberries has enough sorrow, warmth and profundity to make for sophisticated and rewarding viewing.

Total Film
July 23, 2013
If some of the symbolism is a bit top-heavy, Bergman's richly evocative contrasts of youth with age more than compensate, as does Sjöström's majestic performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robert Hatch
The Nation
July 23, 2013
A reviewer must exercise some tact in discussing this picture. It is a work of such high and subtle art that the temptation is to run in with a smother of adjectives and a display of analytical explanation.
Eric Melin
July 22, 2013
Bergman's often heralded masterpiece of European cinema is more than a formal delight. It's funny, touching, and very, very emotional.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Phil Villarreal
June 11, 2013
Swedish master Ingmar Bergman delivered one of his greatest ruminations on love and life in this 1957 drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 25, 2013
Several actors who were to form the director's virtual stock company are here, but it is Sjöström who is heart and soul of the film.
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Variety Staff
March 26, 2009
It's a personal and profound work.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 29, 2008
With unyielding moral precision no less austere for the lack of any religious conviction behind it, Bergman subjects his protagonist to judgment for the crimes of indifference and selfishness, and pronounces a verdict of "the usual" sentence: loneliness.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
July 9, 2007
An archetypal Ingmar Bergman film, and one of his best.
Emanuel Levy
April 12, 2007
One of Ingmar Bergman's many masterpieces, this universal meditation on the meaning of life is extremely well-acted by Victor Sjostrom (also known as director) as ther aging professor.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
December 21, 2006
It's most memorable due to the heartfelt sterling performance by the seventy-something Victor Seastrom.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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Geoff Andrew
Time Out
January 26, 2006
One of Bergman's warmest, and therefore finest films.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 29, 2005
a masterpiece
| Original Score: 5/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
September 20, 2004
Landmark Bergman
| Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
June 21, 2004
My favorite Ingmar Bergman film, without question.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Dan Jardine
Apollo Guide
September 2, 2003
A film of rare beauty and pain
| Original Score: 5/5
John Esther
Pasadena Weekly
August 2, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
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