The Sound of Silence Reviews

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
It is stunted and meandering, barely filling out its 85 minutes.
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 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 13, 2019
It might have been effective as a short film.
September 13, 2019
There are moments in which the movie seems to veer decidedly toward self-knowing comedy but never quite gets there, and then turns so sad as to be tragic... The lead performances, though, are compelling - both intelligent and vulnerable.
September 12, 2019
"The Sound of Silence" wants to be heard, but, in the end, doesn't have much to say.
September 10, 2019
A wonderful high concept is compromised for another story of lonely people learning to connect.
September 9, 2019
An exciting idea and a cast with the flair to convey it go to waste in this overplotted, underdeveloped science-fiction mood piece.
May 18, 2019
...can't sustain the right tone, literally or figuratively.
February 5, 2019
There are clearly some fascinating ideas embedded in [The Sound of Silence], but the whole production is too numbingly flat.
February 2, 2019
The directorial debut of Michael Tyburski has a compelling hook as we go on this journey of aural perfection, but the follow-through leaves something to be desired.
January 31, 2019
There is no more frustrating sight at a film festival than a movie that squanders a good idea with a lot of pretentious moodiness - which "The Sound of Silence" has in abundance.