Metascore
85

Universal acclaim - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Rarely does a movie combine so much genuine human drama with such vivid exemplifications of "identity politics" and other sociocultural issues.
  2. A documentary with the emotional power of the very best in narrative film. It has characters impossible to forget, moments impossible to shake and an ending that leaves the audience both moved and rattled.
  3. Reviewed by: Loren King
    100
    Riveting tale of family dynamics packed with as much drama, conflict, and poignancy as the best feature film.
  4. A work of intimate and wrenching humanity.
  5. 91
    Aronson's intriguing, complicated and well-filmed documentary will keep you talking for days.
  6. Reviewed by: Holly Willis
    90
    Perfectly situated in the maelstrom of the personal and the political, Sound and Fury creates a space for serious, obstinate contention.
  7. Josh Aronson's Sound and Fury, as illuminating and comprehensive as it is heart-wrenching, is an example of what the documentary can accomplish at its most vital and engaging.
  8. Most fascinating about this PBS documentary is the unflinching look at the dynamics of the three generations involved.
  9. 88
    By the time the film is over, you may not feel differently about the key issues than you first did, but you will have many more facts (sound) and opinions (fury) to consider.
  10. Both intellectually absorbing and emotionally gripping.
  11. 80
    Josh Aronson's thoroughly engrossing documentary Sound and Fury is as much about children's rights as it is about the impact of cochlear-implant technology on a family in which deafness runs through three generations.
  12. Reviewed by: Anita Gates
    80
    Powerful, insightful, important and emotionally wrenching.
  13. The real revelation of Sound and Fury is how it introduces hearing people to a culture they insist on ignoring.
  14. 75
    Extremely well-made (and evenhanded) film.
  15. In 80 minutes, the film accumulates a staggering gravity.
  16. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    70
    A moving look at the choices parents make on their children's behalf, and the reasons behind those choices.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 16, 2014
    9
    Sound and Fury is among the best human interest documentaries that I've enjoyed despite it having identity politics as a primary theme. TheSound and Fury is among the best human interest documentaries that I've enjoyed despite it having identity politics as a primary theme. The producers had the unique opportunity to follow two brothers, both parents of deaf children, and explore how different values led to different decisions. Full Review »