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Ratings & Reviews

  1. Richmond Hill's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    A toweringly simple morality play - simple in the purity and clarity of its direction, not in any way unknowing or naive. As a way-marker in the Bergman oeuvre this is a refinement of the vernacular from The Seventh Seal and a coalescing of existential concerns; all fascinating in retrospect as the body artistic grew and the familiar forms assembled. Nevertheless it can stand alone in it’s flinty single mindedness.

  2. TZUHSIEN TANG's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  3. Jim's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    ★★★★★ /DCP/ A remarkable cinematic achievement, enhanced by the genius of Nykvist’s cinematography. Bergman brilliantly handles the shifting tones, the loving family’s pampering of their daughter, the seething resentment of the farm girl, the trancelike journey into the woods and the horrendous evil that awaits, ending in a stunning expression of enraged retribution and spiritual release.

  4. Robert Franco's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  5. Amandio Filipe Moura's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  6. Wee Hunk's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    There's something different about his masterpieces. They seem almost effortless. He's a very smart director, but sometimes he gets in his own way. Not this time. The simplicity of the story and the monumental performances have turned this parable into a horror story.

  7. Jdsarmientoburgos's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    An unusual Bergman that is essentially an anti-religion revenge tale that would later be remade in Hollywood into a horror film (The Last House on the Left <3). A film that starts off innocently becomes a harrowing, emotionally assaulting experience once all morals and compassion is thrown out the window, with pure vengeance predominating.

  8. Ethan's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    This is an incredible film that shows that even the most civilized of people can do terrible things when pushed far enough and the anguish that follows from horrific things and the things we do to atone for those sins.

  9. FISCHER's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    Classique du cinéma suédois confirmant à nouveau Bergman comme un très grand cinéaste. www.cinefiches.com

  10. Duncan Gray's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    Bergman's atypical films are his most fun discoveries; I'd take Smiles of a Summer Night or Summer With Monika over the angst of Through a Glass Darkly. But this is "typical" Bergman at his best, and as a medieval tale of an elusive god, it may even top The Seventh Seal simply by demonstrating its point through drama instead of monologues. A simple fable, sprouting complex possible meanings from its little details.

  11. Fabio Osvaldo Carta's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  12. Mr. Manna Bigger's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    Rape and Revenge ante litteram, Bergman riesce a mantenere un livello narrativo semplice, lineare ed estremamente coerente per tutta la pellicola, tanto da rendere quasi superficiali i dialoghi. Paganesimo e cristianesimo si mischiano in uno scenario senza tempo, quasi fiabesco, descritto magistralmente dai giochi di luce e ombre. 5S

  13. David Sindmark Hörnfeldt's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  14. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  15. Alexander Dunkelberger's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    I always like Bergman, but this is lesser work. Not to say it’s bad, in fact at times it is astounding, but just by the quality of his best stuff this doesn’t quite match up. Max von Sydow is powerful in this, as he tends to be in most things. As far as Bergman’s musings (that word is not near dark enough) on faith go, look towards the likes of “The Seventh Seal” and “Winter Light” instead.

  16. RoRoRoro's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

  17. En Sangers Bøn's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    A bit dated but my favorite from Bergman, with "Shame", "Hour of the wolf" and the "seventh seal"...This mix of temptation, innocence, superstition and religiosity in a bucolic middle age setting makes this film unique.

  18. Christopher M. Jones's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    "God alone knows where guilt lies."

  19. Gerdrût's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    "Because the devil seduces the innocent."

  20. Aardsy's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    Heartbreaking and beautiful.

  21. Damazama21's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    This is one of Bergman's most beautifully shot films. I loved the 'revenge' story and how it questions morality and what is right and wrong.

  22. Ekrem Ozturk's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    The best cinematography so far.

  23. SpacePirate's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    One of Bergmans triumphs, a beautiful heartbreaking film.

  24. Kamran's rating of the film The Virgin Spring

    A highly symbolic, literary, and performative fare from a master filmmaker, only slighted in its fixed role as parable. 84/100

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