Ultrasonic (2012)



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Ultrasonic tells the tale of Simon York, an aspiring musician with a beautiful wife and baby on the way. Ruth, Simon's wife, is supportive of Simon's dream, but their recent financial problems prove to be a strain on them. Simon begins to hear things that Ruth believes is just a result of his stress. Ruth's brother Jonas, an eccentric young conspiracy theorist, is the only person that seems to take Simon seriously. Simon's ailment leads the two of them into an obsession that spirals out of … More

Rating: R (for language and a scene of sexuality)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
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Written By: Rohit Colin Rao, Mike Maguire
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (5)

An electronic score pulses throughout the film, which can be cliched in individual scenes but still goes in some unexpected directions.

Full Review… | June 21, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

The kind of grimly serious low-budget indie that wants to shake up perceptions about our engagement with the world, but mistakes repetition for resonance.

Full Review… | June 8, 2012
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Undone by tone-deaf repetitiveness and a particularly slack midsection, this debut feature by jack-of-all-trades filmmaker Rohit Colin Rao has some interesting ideas, but is unable to convincingly dramatize them.

Full Review… | June 7, 2012
Top Critic

While some of the dialogue and acting early on veer toward the stilted, the actors settle into a nice rhythm as the atmosphere turns more mysterious.

Full Review… | June 1, 2012
Washington Post
Top Critic

"Ultrasonic" recalls better indie films like "Pi" and "Primer," but there's just not enough story to stretch over 90 minutes, resulting in several scenes that feel like filler, propelled by Rao's good but occasionally too-intrusive electronica score.

Full Review… | May 31, 2012
Seattle Times
Top Critic

A savvy, artful, well constructed little domestic drama of paranoia that builds its story around its limited production means but never sacrifices its thematic inquiry, its essence, its core.

Full Review… | July 29, 2012

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