Riten (The Rite) (The Ritual)
Riten (The Rite) (The Ritual) (1969)

The Ritual is an alternate English-language title for Ingmar Bergman's The Rite (Riten). Made for Swedish television in 1969, this short film was Bergman's revenge against those who opposed his management of the Royal Dramatic… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: September 18, 1969
DVD Release Date: September 26, 1995
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

A rarely seen but thoroughly captivating example of filmed chamber theater.

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Jon Fortgang

Powerful and thought-provoking allegory that mixes politics, sexuality, myth and art.

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Time Out

A bold step forward in Bergman's analysis of human isolation.

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TV Guide

Definitely not a film for everyone.

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Fernando F. Croce

A virtuoso riff, played fast and close

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Flixster Audience Score: 75% Flixster User Reviews
Cassandra Maples
This is a somewhat odd and enigmatic film from Bergman; perhaps in keeping with many of the other films that he produced during the mid-to-late 1960's, and… More
Eric Broome
[Disclaimer: I am reluctant to review this film, because the version I saw had the most laughably inept subtitles I have ever encountered. Presumably, the… More