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Sound It Out Reviews

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Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
April 20, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jesse Cataldo
Slant Magazine
September 13, 2011
Sound It Out is content to exist as a modest portrait of a store that offers not only largely obsolete collectors' items, but also the resolute glimmer of human contact.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Daniel M. Gold
New York Times
September 15, 2011
Ms. Finlay's smartly assembled film is an affectionate portrait of a shrinking group of record collectors under technological siege.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
September 13, 2011
Finlay's handheld style is as casually intimate as her subjects, and the film stirringly posits music as a path to communal bliss.
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David Jenkins
Time Out
November 1, 2011
Sound It Out is the name of the last independent record shop in Teeside, and this dinky, bittersweet film offers a profile of its chipper staff and endearingly oddball clientele.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
April 19, 2012
Finlay takes a gentle approach with her subjects, letting their passion - and hers - guide the doc, which was crowd-source funded by more than 250 donors.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Matt Singer
IFC.com
September 11, 2011
Sound It Out isn't just good, it's important, as a chronicle of everything we lose when the music industry decamps to the Internet.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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James Adams
Globe and Mail
April 20, 2012
As Tolstoy might have put it, "good record stores are all alike," whatever their size or stock or the number of tattoos sported by their customers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Andrew Pulver
Guardian
November 3, 2011
A cheap and cheerful documentary about a properly endangered species: the record shop.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Philip French
Observer (UK)
November 6, 2011
It's a delightful, real-life version of Nick Hornby's novel High Fidelity, a song of love, sadness and mortality with everyone involved doing it their way as they face the vinyl curtain.
Ian Nathan
Empire Magazine
October 31, 2011
Proof that, in the right hands, documentaries boast as much heart as any feature. This one got soul too. Wonderful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Derek Malcolm
This is London
November 4, 2011
For a seemingly naive film, it is amazing how well it works.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
November 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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New York Times
September 17, 2011
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