Quick Movie Reviews
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/17/2011
A perfect example of brilliant juxtaposition. The story here is not told in a straightforward manner, but Bergman uses visual cues, camera tricks, subtle acting, symbolism, and beautiful non-verbal sequences to fill in the blanks of a deteriorating psyche. It's a haunting film that needs watching a second or third time to fully understand.
Alex - wrote on 01/15/2009
Beautiful cinematography. I did enjoy parts of this movie but most of it has to do with how well it is photographed. I still think this film means nothing. Read all you want to about this but what is it about? Many people love it, though.
Bluesoul - wrote on 10/02/2007
This movie is pure beauty and perfection. From the two leads to the amazing cinematography (best b&w i've seen in my entire life and i've seen a lot of them) and masterful directing with an incredible and thought provoking experimental intro and outro. I'm glad it made the top 50 here, even if it is only one of the few art movies that actually made the normally very popcorn oriented top list :P
Allison - wrote on 09/14/2007
This is Ingmar Bergman's best. I'm not sure I get the ending still, but I've seen it twice and it is a very enjoyable exploration of a person's psyche. The part where she describes the scene at the beach is sensual, creepy, and obviously you feel right there with her. Yay for this movie. (Check out my Two Girls list)
GGauthier - wrote on 08/30/2007
Although, is not my personal favorite, Persona might actually be Bergman's best. It carries a powerfull socio-psycological simbolism, that it is delivered with a very traumatic acting given by the actresses. It's a movie about selfishness, give, about solitud, about love. It's also the most minimal or spartan (regarding script and concepts). It has deep thoughts, with short scenes, that are not widely explained. A truly masterpiece, and I must recognize, not for everyone. I wouldn't recommend start Bergman with this one. Still, if you can get a copy, don't miss it.