Sound of My Voice (2012)
Average Rating: 6.9/10
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Fresh: 77 | Rotten: 26
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Average Rating: 6.8/10
Critic Reviews: 35
Fresh: 24 | Rotten: 11
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Average Rating: 3.5/5
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In Sound of My Voice, Peter (Christopher Denham) and Lorna (Nicole Vicius), a couple and documentary filmmaking team, infiltrate a mysterious group led by an enigmatic young woman named Maggie (Brit Marling). Intent on exposing her as a charlatan and freeing the followers from her grip, Peter and Lorna start to question their objective and each other and they unravel the secrets of Maggie's underworld. -- (C) Fox Searchlight
Apr 27, 2012 Limited
Oct 2, 2012
20th Century Fox - Official Site
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As a thriller, 'Sound of My Voice' tails off and its budget shows. But for Marling it's an impressive calling card.
There is a huge difference between an unexpectedly sudden ending (like The Sopranos) and a non-ending.
Behold the trials and tribulations of going undercover. It doesn't matter if it's cop or journalist, a muddying of purpose takes hold once a mole plunges deeper into the darkness.
Acted with a subtle nuances throughout, this film's ambiguous ending will elicit much discussion, while the film's delicately handled politics are refreshingly two-sided.
Sound of My Voice is a too-rare example of intelligent, ambitious genre filmmaking.
Sound of My Voice is an eerie film that is completely supported by the performances. It's deliberately vague, which can sometimes be annoying but works fine in this setting.
It does look like it was made for a buck and a quarter and is sufficiently ambiguous to be taken as profound.
A cracker of a film about the seductive power of cults... the film rides largely on the haunting, compelling presence of Marling.
Either Maggie is the real deal, or she's lying, or we never find out. In any case, anticlimax seems inevitable.
Sound of My Voice is an interesting approach to indie sci-fi and a solid introduction to Batmanglij and Marling as bright new talents.
A compelling low-budget film which would have been even better if co-writer Marling could wean herself off an infatuation with infuriating conclusions.
A light puzzler that's not as complex as a rubix cube but more akin to a simple cryptic crossword
This isn't a movie that needs, or even welcomes, neat ends. Rather, it imagines the world as it is: messy, confusing, and rarely ever black and white.
Argh! Actor and screenwriter Brit Marling has done it again! She's come up with an intriguing science-fictional concept as the basis for an indie arthouse drama -- and she doesn't know what to do with it.
The setting up is better than the working out, and a third act is desperately lacking.
Proof that you can create nerve-scraping twilight zones without A-list stars or CGI.
Brit Marling's latest film comes up with another interesting idea - in this case, two film-makers infiltrating a cult - that fizzles out infuriatingly.
For two-thirds this held my attention but it becomes clear the story is an elaborate tease with no answers or proper third act.
A few clumsy but forgivable moments aside, this is a subtle and downright creepy film.
Smartly written, well made and superbly acted indie thriller that makes the most of its low budget and confirms co-writer/star Brit Marling as a talent to watch, though it's slightly let down by a frustrating climax.
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- Maggie: Do you know what's in that apple? Logic. Bitterness. Intellectual Bullshit.
- Maggie: See the anchor is the sign of a traveller and the number fifty four refers to where I come from, twenty fifty four. Your future.
- Maggie: What are you hiding from me?
- Maggie: Every life is death, and most deaths are suicides. Some are just more gradual than others.
- Abigail Pritchett: Who is she?
- Peter: I don't know.
- Peter: To see her is to believe her.
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