Michael Køge’s review published on Letterboxd:
I don’t know that much about religion and often have a hard time catching on to all the religious talk. The same goes for this film, but once it catches on and you just surrender yourself to the journey of Antonius Block and his quest for answers, you really can’t help but become invested. This is due to Bergman’s interesting way of telling the story, only elevated by the beautiful cinematography of Gunnar Fischer. Also the ending is spectacular and every scene involving a chessboard are so iconic and really grab your full attention.
It will most likely take me a couple of rewatches to fully appreciate the religious themes of the film, but I’m in love with the quest of getting to know just a little more about the ultimate destination. Döden.