Sound and Fury (2000)
Critic Consensus: This documentary presents its opposing views in an even-handed yet emotionally engaging manner. Critics say it will provoke much thought, as well as emotions, in the audience.
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Critic Reviews for Sound and Fury
Extremely well-made (and evenhanded).
An example of what the documentary can accomplish at its most vital and engaging.
The discourse that ensues over this issue is more entertaining, heartfelt, and insightful than what you'll find in any other film released in 2000.
Audience Reviews for Sound and Fury
Wildly articulate, intelligent and highly emotional without being volatile, this film gives voice to the options surrounding cochlear implants and it's threatening effect perceived by the deaf community. Wonderfully personal and intimate; profoundly, deeply moving, see vulnerable people open up about their experiences. On the DVD, see the extra 20 min of extra interviews which gives even more insight - an example of someone who rejected the implant, and another who had difficulty and yet embraced it. I also recommend finding the 2013-14 TEDtalk of Heather Artinian - the central little girl of the doc - who speaks about what she has learned since, and her brilliant philosophy she's developed bc of her experiences. Brilliant, illuminating, authentic and ultimately inspiring. 5 out of 5
I loved this documentary. It goes into the life of two related families who are both trying to decide whether their children should receive a cochlear implant. One family has two hearing parents (the mom was brought up by two deaf parents) who have twins and find out that one of them is deaf. While the other family has two deaf parents who have a daughter who asks them if she can receive an implant. While the movie itself can get very frustrating because you're only seeing one family circle where all the parents are putting their wishes on their children, it is so emotional and thought-provoking. For me, it was the first time that I was exposed to this idea of deaf culture and the deaf community. I really enjoyed the amount of emotion that this movie conveys, and I just wish it could've spread out this story to cover more than just these two families.
There is so much to be said about this documentary, but mostly I'm impressed by how frustrated, emotionally charged, exhausted, upset, and downright angry it could make me. Proof that decisions, no matter how logical they might seem, are always up for contention.
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