The Sound of Silence Reviews

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November 21, 2019
The uniquely intellectual drama runs with a soulfully promising story as far as it can go before getting backed into a corner by a director who doesn't know how to handle it.
October 2, 2019
I can't recall seeing anything last year that approaches its canny psychological clout.
September 27, 2019
Like the sound of the tuning forks Peter uses, the drama in The Sound of Silence starts strong and then fades out.
September 26, 2019
For two thirds of its running time The Sound of Silence tracks pretty well. But then the whole thing goes haywire, dipping into material that makes no sense thematically, emotionally or intellectually.
September 26, 2019
Sometimes you have to hit bottom to see your life clearly for the first time. It's a relatable (if somewhat clichéd) sentiment...
September 26, 2019
Thanks in major part to the alternately witty and touching script and Sarsgaard's exceptional performance, Tyburski's refined exercise in sight and sound manipulation should find an appreciative audience, though perhaps a small one.
September 26, 2019
The Sound of Silence is a thoughtful film, though; Sarsgaard is convincingly enigmatic, and observe how good Jones is in this mode, in which her mirth is restrained to a bare minimum.
September 26, 2019
A movie built for Sarsgaard's specific way of acting, and he's strong here, presenting Tyburski with a subtle range of feelings to best support the modest but human goals of the feature.
September 26, 2019
It is stunted and meandering, barely filling out its 85 minutes.
September 25, 2019
While not quite a complete experience that sticks the landing, The Sound of Silence is nevertheless an impressive debut from a fresh new filmmaker.
September 25, 2019
There are beautiful qualities at work here, making for a sometimes poignant and harmonious film about the nature of sound and humanity.
September 21, 2019
The result is a maudlin, tedious indie flick that's nowhere tongue-in-cheek enough to make up for its inherently ridiculous set-up.
September 20, 2019
..."The Sound of Silence" is a modest, contemplative study of ideas that itself exemplifies those ideas in its design, not least its sound design; it embodies a conceptual rumination.
September 20, 2019
A major co-star is the sound design, which, fittingly enough, tends to sound like a comforting blanket of white noise.
September 20, 2019
Lucian is a man with a theory, desperate to extrapolate from what he knows is true to what it might imply, and if you've ever known such a man, you will likely appreciate Sarsgaard's performance
September 17, 2019
Despite a pair of strong performance and one of the year's most unique high-concept ideas, The Sound of Silence fails to resonate.
September 16, 2019
This is based on a short film and I wonder if it would have worked better as a short film, because it does feel very stretched out and elongated beyond what the central premise can sustain.
September 15, 2019
Our environment reflects us, which includes the soundscapes we live in. Food for thought.
September 13, 2019
It might have been effective as a short film.
September 13, 2019
[An] ambitious, tonally intriguing comedic drama...
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