Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte)
Face to Face (Ansikte mot Ansikte) (1976)

Liv Ullmann plays Dr. Jenny Isakson, a psychiatrist who is taking a vacation while her husband Dr. Erik Isakson (Sven Lindberg) is elsewhere. Haunted by visions of an old woman, Jenny suffers from profound, inexplicable depression.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 5, 1976
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2014
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Critic Score: 82% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Martyn Auty
Time Out

Bergman's most potent psychodrama from the cycle that began with Cries and Whispers and ended with Autumn Sonata.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Ingmar Bergman at his most painful, pretentious, and empty.

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Emanuel Levy

This dramatically intense drama about depression and nervous breakdown garnered director Ingmar Bergman and actress Liv Ullmann well-deserved Oscar nominations.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Mr. Bergman is more mysterious, more haunting, more contradictory than ever, though the style of the film has never been more precise, clear, levelheaded.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Bergman has put in the Freudian asides and fireworks for his own reasons but great director that he is, he hasn't in the process stood between Liv Ullmann and the camera.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Bergman stays close on [Ullmann's] face for long portions of this 136-minute movie, and she finds its key: she never acts crazy.

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Jay Cocks
TIME Magazine

This is a strange, stormy period for Ingmar Bergman.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Suffocating psychodrama.

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Keith Uhlich
House Next Door

Cries out for Madeline Kahn to step in, cigarette in hand, and inquire, "Phallic-un zymbol?"

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Flixster Audience Score: 82% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
The Greeks were the first to understand it: the best dramatic performances are given by women because they have a way of letting out every emotion with the most… More
Anthony Valletta
This is something on the big screen.
Eric Broome
"Face to Face" falls short of the best Ingmar Bergman films, despite a harrowing, virtuosic performance from Liv Ullman. The plot is minimal, and has… More
George Matalliotakis
Great acting!