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Sound of My Voice Reviews

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R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine

No great psychological depths are being plumbed here, which unfortunately, seems to render nil the raison d'Ítre.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 2/4

April 26, 2012
Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader
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This plays like an early George Romero shocker but without Romero's humor or social commentary.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

May 10, 2012
Henry Fitzherbert
Daily Express

For two-thirds this held my attention but it becomes clear the story is an elaborate tease with no answers or proper third act.

Full Review Source: Daily Express | Original Score: 2/5

August 2, 2012
Amy Biancolli
San Francisco Chronicle
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Fascinates and titillates, but never quite persuades.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

May 3, 2012
Karina Longworth
Village Voice
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The bland, jittery visual "realism" can't counteract overheated performances of tin-eared dialogue, which strain for pulp but often land at soap.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 24, 2012
Victoria Alexander

Pretentious, self-serving vehicle glorifying Marling. If you can't get hired, write yourself a role where you are worshipped. Make sure you are the only good looking woman in the film with plenty of golden close-ups.

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May 16, 2012
Matt Pais

Merely an idea getting warmed up.

Full Review Source: RedEye | Original Score: 2/4

May 10, 2012
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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"Sound of My Voice'' holds your attention for a while, but fails to build much suspense as it races toward a predictable climax.

Full Review Source: New York Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 27, 2012
Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
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None of this really adds up to much beyond an hour-and-a-half or so of vague doubletalk, arbitrary decisions and increasingly annoying frustration.

Full Review Source: Newark Star-Ledger | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 27, 2012
Tom Long
Detroit News
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There's nothing wrong with asking viewers to fill in some holes. But "Sound of My Voice" leaves you dangling, reaching out for something that's just not there.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: C+

May 18, 2012
Rafer Guzman
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That the movie is part of a possible trilogy doesn't make up for the thin, underdeveloped feel. But Marling, who weaves a strong spell, will probably keep appearing in our future.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2/4

May 4, 2012
Jake Wilson
The Age (Australia)

Either Maggie is the real deal, or she's lying, or we never find out. In any case, anticlimax seems inevitable.

Full Review Source: The Age (Australia) | Original Score: 3/5

November 22, 2012
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

An intriguing new subgenre that might be described as 'Sundance science fiction' continues with this creepy but ultimately unpersuasive film.

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 2.5/4

June 4, 2012
Josh Larsen

Marling underplays her character's charisma to the point of nonexistence.

Full Review Source: LarsenOnFilm | Original Score: 2/4

May 16, 2012
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

It does look like it was made for a buck and a quarter and is sufficiently ambiguous to be taken as profound.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2013
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing

The more the film balks at meeting viewers halfway, the more frustrating it becomes, like the Wizard of Oz after he's revealed to be a charlatan. It promises to take us down a yellow brick road toward enlightenment, but it leads us off a cliff instead.

Full Review Source: Creative Loafing | Original Score: 2.5/4

May 26, 2012
Philip French
Observer [UK]

The setting up is better than the working out, and a third act is desperately lacking.

Full Review Source: Observer [UK]

August 5, 2012
David Fear
Time Out New York
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For those who aren't burdened by such things, the loopy, off-kilter pace and frontal-lobe frying provide their own unconventional pleasures.

Full Review Source: Time Out New York | Original Score: 3/5

April 24, 2012
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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Marling seems less in danger of creating the same part over and over again than the same movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 2/4

April 27, 2012
Stephanie Zacharek

This is the kind of picture that may often make you snort audibly, even as you're wondering how the heck it's going to resolve itself.

Full Review Source: Movieline | Original Score: 6/10

April 28, 2012
Gabe Toro
The Playlist
April 27, 2012
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