100

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
If it's not an actual masterpiece, it's at least the next best thing, a fully characteristic, fully alive work by a master of his art.
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100

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Its leisurely, deliberative style is a perfect complement to the emotions it deals with - emotions so penetrating that I warn you at the outset how jarringly intense you may find Bergman's most brilliant drama in decades.
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100

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Bergman's Saraband is sublime.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Powerfully, painfully honest.
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88

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Builds slowly and naturally to an unbearable personal crisis.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
This is as bitter and despairing an exploration of the human spirit as any of Bergman's films, and it is just as vibrantly written and directed.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Bergman has not gone soft, not emotionally, philosophically and certainly not artistically. This is as tough a film as he has ever made.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Anyone expecting a tender sunset elegy, however, has wandered into the wrong film. Saraband, despite a few wistful moments, is a poison pill of a reunion.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Frank Scheck
If ultimately the highly talky Saraband comes across as a minor entry in the canon, it nonetheless marks a dignified farewell for one of cinema's greatest directors.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Saraband, flat and static both visually and thematically, doesn't begin to approximate the austere beauty of the director's art-house classics.
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80 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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