Berberian Sound Studio Reviews

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July 2, 2019
Berberian Sound Studio is definitely unique with some wonderful moments that nail what Strickland is going for, but it's too uneven to be something truly great.
February 28, 2019
Strangely accessible for a giallo come art-house film; a pleasure from beginning to end, with lavish attention to detail.
January 27, 2019
This is a real cinephile's delight - with Peter Strickland almost gorging on the four cinematic elements of sound (quite literally), cinematography, editing and mise en scène.
January 26, 2019
You have to hand it to Berberian Sound Studio for originality.
September 1, 2018
I have never encountered anything quite so auditorily menacing... I promise you have never seen, or heard, anything like it, and Toby Jones's performance is fantastically gripping.
August 23, 2018
Strickland has created a sublime piece of cinema that is intelligent, comic and one of the most profoundly disturbing films to be seen in recent years.
May 23, 2017
No one has ever inverted the European horror film with such wit, eloquence and purpose to challenge its audience. If you love this subgenre, you'll feel like BERBERIAN was made exclusively for you. I certainly know I did.
October 14, 2016
Director Peter Strickland makes us hear horror in a new way.
November 8, 2015
An intriguing and clever-sounding idea that unfortunately loses its way in the translation from script to screen.
August 26, 2015
Poses some compelling questions about the emotional and mental impact of making dark, violent, disturbing films.
June 2, 2014
Berberian Sound Studio follows Hitchcock's doctrine fully: what information audiences fill in with their imagination is always more horrifying than anything that can be filmed
December 31, 2013
If you're open to films that fearlessly twist the conventions, and that mine the language of sound and image for their own strange potential, you'll get a kick from this rivetingly inventive, abrasively un-British piece of nightmare cinema.
December 31, 2013
Berberian Sound Studio refuses such a climax: it at once celebrates giallo and takes it apart, disassembling it like Derren Brown explaining an illusion.
December 10, 2013
This twisty psychological horror yarn from writer/director Peter Strickland is the best kind, one that is open to many interpretations but can be enjoyed on its own creepy and insinuating surface.
October 4, 2013
While it's a loving homage to movies like Dario Argento's Suspiria and is crafted with tons of style, it leaves out one key ingredient: being even remotely scary.
August 16, 2013
A movie that may whisper dark secrets into your ears at night, when you're trying to forget it.
August 7, 2013
...stylishly creepy psycho-thriller that pays homage to the Italian horror scene of the '70s.
August 2, 2013
For much of British director Peter Strickland's Berberian Sound Studio, not much actually happens. But for the devoted cinephile, it's utterly entrancing.
August 1, 2013
Radishes, cabbages and melons meet horrific ends in Berberian Sound Studio, a down-the-earhole psychodrama where what you hear is more terrifying than what you see.
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