Berberian Sound Studio

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Matt Patches
    Jun 11, 2013
    53
    Like the giallo films it pays tribute to, Berberian Sound Studio is more of a sensory experience than a dramatic one.
  2. Reviewed by: David Wells
    Jun 30, 2013
    50
    Eventually, though, these scenes get repetitive, and the muddled final act neither builds nor gets scary. Writer-director Peter Strickland is much more interested in the atmospherics, so when Gilderoy plunges into the abyss (or wherever), we are left confused, and not in a satisfying, David Lynch kind of way.
  3. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Jun 14, 2013
    40
    Fans of Dario Argento and Mario Bava will appreciate the references. Even for newcomers, there are minor chords to enjoy. If only there were less screaming.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Jan 28, 2014
    9
    I loved this film. The visuals are very striking and the editing is phenomenal. Toby Jones is pretty great in this 'fish out of water' storyI loved this film. The visuals are very striking and the editing is phenomenal. Toby Jones is pretty great in this 'fish out of water' story which is really not a horror film, but more like a black comedy which is concerned with the process of making a film. Full Review »
  2. Oct 31, 2013
    0
    Do not waste your time or especially do not spend your hard earned money buying or renting this film. I warn you. The only other time I was asDo not waste your time or especially do not spend your hard earned money buying or renting this film. I warn you. The only other time I was as disappointed by a "horror" movie was when I saw Puppet Master Versus Demonic Toys. All this movie is is a timid guy doing his job making scary sounds for horror films. Oh my God that's scary right? No it really really isn't. I was expecting to see at least one murder or attempt at murder or at least one drop of blood for that matter. So annoyed that I actually watched this whole film. I was fooled by the ratings others gave it and I have a feeling so will many others 0/10 Full Review »
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    9
    This is a film all about atmosphere, not narrative (though the two are intrinsically linked, pushing each other forward). Toby Jones isThis is a film all about atmosphere, not narrative (though the two are intrinsically linked, pushing each other forward). Toby Jones is flawless, and the "ufo scene" is particularly amazing. Full Review »