• Released
  • June 28, 2002
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 57 min
  • Drama
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A Song for Martin Synopsis
Alzheimer's disease threatens the love between two musicians (Sven Wollter, Viveka Seldahl).
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
Viveka Seldahl and Sven Wollter will touch you to the core in a film you will never forget -- that you should never forget.
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Los Angeles Times

From its invitingly upbeat overture to its pathos-filled but ultimately life-affirming finale, "Martin" is a masterfully conducted work.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Starts at the beginning and goes straight through to the inevitable end, unblinkingly. It doesn't relieve the pressure, as "Iris" does,...
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Village Voice

By Leslie Camhi
Scenes from a marriage unfolding at the limits of love and personality.
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New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Sven Wollter and Viveka Seldahl give superb performances as the couple, a once-vigorous conductor and his orchestra's concertmistress. But...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Doesn't sugarcoat the painful realities of Alzheimer's or the difficult decisions faced by relatives of its victims, but by film's end, its...
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Film Threat

By Michael Dequina
August so firmly establishes characters of Martin and Barbara and their relationship, so when the disease does enter the picture, the film...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
A touching examination of the ravages of Alzheimer's disease, made even more so by the extraordinary chemistry between Swedish actor Sven...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The movie, for all its sincerity, becomes clinical and repetitious, though its unsparing vision of the fragility of identity can give you a...
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New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
This slow-moving Swedish film offers not even a hint of joy, preferring to focus on the humiliation of Martin as he defecates in bed and...
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Rated PG-13 | For Sexuality, Thematic Elements and Some Language