Fanny and Alexander Synopsis
A rabbi's (Erland Josephson) magic saves Swedish children (Pernilla Allwin, Bertil Guve) in 1907.
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Boston Globe

One of his (Bergman's) most life-affirming films.
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100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
If the uncut Fanny and Alexander is Bergman's greatest work, as I think, it's because it's his most inclusive. He shows almost everything:...
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100

Chicago Reader

By Dave Kehr
The result was one of Bergman's most haunting and suggestive films.
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100

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
A masterpiece.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie is astonishingly beautiful. The cinematography is by Bergman's longtime collaborator Sven Nykvist.
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100

Variety

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Emerges as a sumptuously produced period piece that is also a rich tapestry of childhood memoirs and moods, fear and fancy, employing all...
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90

TV Guide

The results are quite frightening and far superior to the lengthy gloom and doom that fill many earlier Bergman films. A magical movie,...
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90

Village Voice

By Michael Atkinson
Bergman locates a generosity and élan that make F&A feel like his youngest film.
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Rated R
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Bergman's epic, mature masterpiece about childhood.
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