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100
It is a great story of love and hope, told tenderly and without any great striving for effect.
100
A movie like Everlasting Moments comes along maybe once in a decade.
100
As magical as it is realistic.
90
This exquisite film by the Swedish master Jan Troell is about seeing clearly, and fearlessly. It's also about subdued passion, the birth of an artist and a woman's struggle to live her own life.
88
Quiet, observant, and intensely moving whenever Heiskanen is on screen, and it has a valedictory sweep that feels like a summing up.
80
The Hollywood Reporter
An affecting film that manages to find glimmers of beauty in the encroaching bleakness, and coaxing richly dimensional performances which, like Maria's photographs, transcend the conventionally black and white.
75
All staged as a harsh poem of survival, with no great psychological interest, yet the ending carries a surprise feminist tug that's worth the wait.
75
San Francisco Chronicle
Artful filmmaking of the old school.
75
There is a good deal of honest charm in this story, and in the three principal performances.
75
Heiskanen is a revelation as the put-upon wife, and the cinematography (some by Troell) effortlessly transports us back 100 years.
60
This unhurried, novelistic movie is worth looking into.

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