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Till Human Voices Wake Us Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Sometimes engaging, sometimes clunky.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife
April 21, 2004
Petroni may have chosen to move the plot along at a snail's pace to reflect the mood of Prufrock's poem, but there isn't enough lyricism in the film to save the story.
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
June 2, 2003
When it's over, Till Human Voices Wake Us is easily forgotten.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
April 18, 2003
There's not quite enough mystery here, and no amount of pretty pastoral settings can make up for that.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
April 17, 2003
Petroni, in his first feature directing job, turns a good idea into a slow-paced metaphysical miasma.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Robert W. Butler
Kansas City Star
April 11, 2003
It may not make much sense, but it's pretty seductive.
Kim Morgan
April 4, 2003
The film strives to be poetic, but it exposes nothing especially moving or relevant. Rather, the engaging leads wander around like actors lost in an ill-fated exercise in subtext.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
April 4, 2003
The movie fails to find a satisfying way to balance the stories, and Pearce's mannered performance doesn't help us enter into his elliptical journey.
| Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
April 4, 2003
It'll take a lot of energy -- and even more patience -- for anyone to get through Till Human Voices Wake Us without yawning at least once.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Janice Page
Boston Globe
April 4, 2003
Despite being well acted and sweetly moving when it strips down to the tender poem at its heart, Till Human Voices Wake Us spends too much time playing to an otherworldly suspense that simply isn't there.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
April 4, 2003
What aims to be dreamlike plays more like sleepwalking, and what is meant to be dark and brooding becomes gray and plodding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
March 30, 2003
You're left wondering 'What if?,' as in 'What if the filmmaker had found a way to reconcile his two storylines into a cohesive whole?'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Nick Carter
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
March 28, 2003
If Petroni wanted to leave viewers with a mixed interpretation, he succeeded.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
March 28, 2003
It's telling just how uninvolving Till Human Voices Wake Us is that by film's end, you'll just be relieved it's over.
| Original Score: 2/4
Tiffany Maleshefski
San Francisco Examiner
March 26, 2003
A real snooze.
| Original Score: 1/4
March 25, 2003
A turgid, pretentious piece of work that may have played well on the page, but is too heavy and slow-moving to work on the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 24, 2003
Audiences are more likely to feel like a patient etherized upon a table than intrigued or mesmerized.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
March 14, 2003
I'd recommend you actively or passively forget this one.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
March 14, 2003
The film's storytelling structure, obvious nature, slow pace and purposefully nebulous ending prevent it from being as good as it might have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Tom Long
Detroit News
March 14, 2003
It walks an odd path through romance, psychology and the netherworld, but it's a walk worth taking.
| Original Score: B
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