Starring Max Von Sydow,  Ingrid Thulin,  Gunnar Björnstrand, Naima Wifstrand, Bibi Andersson

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(4-Bad Film)

Boring. Pretentious. Rubbish.

A traveling troupe of magic performers land in a town where skeptics vow to expose them. Odd psychological games begin, but the film suffers from the renowned Bergman’s tendency towards incessant talking-about nothing. Though Bergman has films in his massive and heralded filmography that I admire, he has many more like this one that I find sleep-inducing. His insistence on talking rather than visualizing his ideas keeps me from embracing him.

-Walter Tyrone Howard-


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