The Touch
The Touch (1971)

In this drama, a married young mother gets involved with an archaeologist. When the two meet, the woman finds herself longing for the freedom she lost when she married her surgeon husband. Though intoxicated by the freedom the wanderer… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 14, 1971
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TIME Magazine

When a film of Bergman's does not measure up to the exacting standards he has set for himself, the disappointment may be slightly disproportionate. It is not any the less acute.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Not only a disappointment but an unexpected failure of tone from a director to whom tone has usually been second nature.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Not exactly Bergman at his best, but still well worth a look.

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TV Guide's Movie Guide

If you see only one Bergman movie in your life, don't let this be it.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Although it is often oblique, the drama is without mystery, and sometimes ridiculously blunt.

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Cassandra Maples
It's the story of a married woman falling in love with another man. The married couple - Max von Sydow and Bibi Andersson - does live in fine rapport,… More