Touch The Sound - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Touch The Sound Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
April 15, 2009
[A] fascinating portrait.
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Raven Snook
Time Out
June 24, 2006
A coy yet worthy profile of celebrated Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
Jonathan Kiefer
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Thomas Riedelsheimer's portrait of deaf percussionist Evelyn Glennie is an absolute masterwork, both of filmmaking and of musicianship.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Christopher Null
May 7, 2006
It doesn't help when Glennie tries to elucidate her feelings about nature and music in holistic, broad strokes that border on nonsense.
| Original Score: 3/5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
January 13, 2006
A documentary that artfully blends sound, image and biography.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
Tom Strini
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 31, 2005
Riedelsheimer sees Glennie as an angel of hyperawareness and possessor of special spiritual wisdom.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
December 8, 2005
Touch the Sound is remarkable not only because of Glennie's story -- a clinically deaf Grammy-winning musician who has played with the world's great orchestras -- but for the way Riedelsheimer uses sound.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
December 2, 2005
It's a contemplative piece of work that will leave you questioning the nature of what is audible -- particularly those parts that 'hearing' people tend to tune out or ignore.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
December 2, 2005
The movie makes an interesting addition to what could become Riedelsheimer's evolving and extraordinary gallery of movies that bring the creative process to life.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Michael Booth
Denver Post
December 2, 2005
It will be frustrating if you expect narrative and linear development. But if you take it on as a new point of view, valuable even if you don't completely comprehend it yet, Touch the Sound is worth the trip.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 1, 2005
Touch the Sound is a completely joyful moviegoing experience and, like the best movies, it takes you to a place you've never been.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
November 28, 2005
Riedelsheimer gives the viewer not only Glennie's music, but her own experience of it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail
November 28, 2005
[T]his is a film that leaves strong reverberations and a pleasant, sense-scrambled high.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
M.E. Russell
November 4, 2005
You may find your own sense of hearing transformed by this global tour of the senses.
November 4, 2005
They get some amazing sounds from unusual sources... This film is a visual and auditory experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tim Page
Washington Post
November 3, 2005
Unfortunately, a good deal of Touch the Music is devoted to vacuous interviews with Glennie, who seems positively incapable of saying anything substantial.
Eric D. Snider
October 30, 2005
You'll either sail along with it contentedly, or you'll start to think halfway through that maybe the movie could have been a lot shorter and made its points just as well.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
October 14, 2005
Bold and often thrilling film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
October 14, 2005
An often-lovely impressionistic look at the life of a famous avant-garde percussionist who generates a wonderful world of sound, despite being deaf.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Bill White
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
October 13, 2005
A film that succeeds both as biography and poetic travelogue.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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