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Touch The Sound Reviews

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November 3, 2004
The film is a paean to the variety of sound in our world, sound that we experience very differently from how Evelyn Glennie does.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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
September 6, 2005
Doesn't touch Glennie's greatness.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 31, 2005
Riedelsheimer sees Glennie as an angel of hyperawareness and possessor of special spiritual wisdom.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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.
September 23, 2005
There is a maddening sense of dislocation through much of the movie -- a feeling that genuinely fascinating questions have been squeezed out by woo-woo philosophizing and material (like Glennie's brief return to the family farm) of only minor import.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 24, 2017
More than once, I found myself crying while watching Touch the Sound for no apparent reason, but then, beauty can do that to you.
October 13, 2005
We listen to this film more intensely than is usually the case.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
August 29, 2005
This concentration on the physical quality of sounds is a mesmerizing corroboration of Glennie's belief that tones, timbre, and tempo are in "everything we see."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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-
April 15, 2009
[A] fascinating portrait.
September 23, 2005
It's a spacious, hauntingly meditative film that thankfully does not dwell on the implications of Glennie's deafness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 24, 2006
A coy yet worthy profile of celebrated Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie.
October 21, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 7, 2005
Educates in exhilarating ways, ways that are immediately applicable to how one lives one's life.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 7, 2005
This impressionistic documentary is a mystical exploration of the sensory world as experienced by a musician who lost most of her hearing as a teenager.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 9, 2005
A feast for the senses.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 13, 2005
Beautifully shot and filled with gorgeous music, but one of the most inspiring things about it is the way it erases the idea of Glennie's deafness as a handicap.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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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