In a World... Reviews

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight
August 7, 2014
A fascinating look into the realm of voice over performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 11, 2014
Very funny semi-satirical look at the bitchy, male-dominated world of movie trailer voice over people.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philippa Hawker
Sydney Morning Herald
April 2, 2014
Writer-director Lake Bell is also the star of this quick-witted beguiling comedy of female identity, family ties and an unseen but fiercely competitive aspect of the film business.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Tom Clift
Concrete Playground
March 31, 2014
The entire cast operates at the top of their game. Yet it's Bell who is undeniably the main attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Simon Miraudo
Quickflix
March 3, 2014
Though she had to write, direct, and produce the damn thing herself, Bell finally has a film that puts her full range of comedic, rom-com-ready abilities on display.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
February 9, 2014
It will gently settle into the undistinguished ranks of history's perfectly okay works of art. I won't sing it's praises, but I don't regret watching it either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Kam Williams
Baret News
January 26, 2014
Father-daughter dramedy about an aspiring voiceover artist eager to follow in her deep-voiced daddy's footsteps.
| Original Score: 4/4
Allison Loring
Film School Rejects
December 31, 2013
While certainly funny and goofy, In A World... also imparts an important message about the power of voice, and Bell is clearly a voice to be heard.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Corey Hall
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
December 31, 2013
What pleasure then to find an August release that's built around real, identifiable humans, and sports a complicated but lovably flawed woman at its center.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Daniel Barnes
Sacramento News & Review
December 31, 2013
Although In a World... won Bell a screenwriting award at the Sundance Film Festival, what's more compelling is how well this low-key comedy exhibits her charms as an actress.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times
December 31, 2013
Can't wait to see what Lake Bell the filmmaker does next.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Geoffrey Macnab
Independent
December 31, 2013
Much of the humour here is barbed and cynical.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
November 17, 2013
Take notice Hollywood, your next most promising triple threat has arrived with one of the freshest and funniest comedies this year.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
November 15, 2013
Actress Lake Bell's smart and funny feature-directing debut In a World... juggles sex farce, feminist critique, family conflict and showbiz satire pretty deftly.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
November 7, 2013
This smart, funny comedy is not just about voice-overs, it is about the massive egos of men who tend to lose sight of what is really important (family for instance) in the pursuit of their careers.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit
October 20, 2013
A comic director finds her voice
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 17, 2013
"unfocused and erratic, but with an undeniable charm"
Full Review | Original Score: 87/100
Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
September 28, 2013
Lake a triple threat with "In a World..."
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Charlotte O'Sullivan
This is London
September 27, 2013
Bell's revelation is that females (even high-achieving ones) are surprisingly likely to use a voice that suggests they're an ickle-wickle pushover.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 20, 2013
One of the most charming and delightful movies in a very long time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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