"Lyrical and absorbing..."
— Owen Gleiberman, Variety
"A playful, wistful meta-charmer."
— Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
"Incredibly well-observed and surprising..."
— Chandler Levack, Globe and Mail
"[A] seductive meta-drama about the perils of personal film-making."
— Kevin Maher, Times (UK)
"A self-reflexive Russian nesting doll-like mix of story in story in story, commenting on itself while throwing plenty of manna to the cinephile masses."
— Ben Croll, TheWrap
"[Bergman Island] is a searching exploration of reality and art in the way they mirror, propel and feed on one another, washing ashore remembrances both dreamy and lifelike."
— Tomris Laffly, RogerEbert.com
"Krieps, who's phenomenal, has such a natural, lived-in rapport with Roth - the actor doing his best work in years here - that you start to feel the undercurrents in their relationship moving like water round your toes."
— Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph (UK)
"Hansen-Løve is one of the keenest observers of friendship and intimacy, and Bergman Island is no exception, sensitively portraying a relationship that has burned down to its last embers."
— David Sims, The Atlantic
"Wasikowska and Danielsen Lie deliver extraordinarily layered performances, channelling the familiarity of people who have already lived a major story together, along with the painful knowledge that this story is done."
— Sophie Monks, Kaufman Little White Lies
"While the film first regales us in sightseeing tours of the scenic Faro Island, the film ends in an unexpected wallop of heartbreak as Chris begins to describe the film-within-a-film she’s writing in her notebook to her unattentive partner."
— Chandler Levack, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
"Bergman Island is a heart-stoppingly poignant stunner all the same — one beating inside a body of work that has always been seasick with the bittersweet vertigo that comes from looking at the past through the smudged lens of memory and imagination."
— David Ehrlich, IndieWire
"Although the story isn’t autobiographical, there’s a tang of lived experience here – of very personal feelings and important questions being channelled through these characters – that keeps its sunlit landscapes and island interactions ground with relatability."
— Phil de Semlyen, Time Out