Sound of My Voice

Metascore
67

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Apr 30, 2012
    60
    It's hard to say whether Sound of My Voice is a wholly bogus and pretentious indie enterprise or a weirdly compelling bit of low-budget storytelling.
  2. Reviewed by: Joe Neumaier
    Apr 26, 2012
    60
    Despite some tough-to-take moments, this challenging, smart movie is worth the trip.
  3. Reviewed by: David Fear
    Apr 24, 2012
    60
    Ambiguities trump answers, and possibly even logic. For those who aren't burdened by such things, the loopy, off-kilter pace and frontal-lobe frying provide their own unconventional pleasures. It's a cult film, in more ways than one.
  4. Reviewed by: Amy Biancolli
    May 3, 2012
    50
    Given the number of real-world cults that have ended in major bloodshed, there's some irony - and no small narrative coquetry - in any drama on the subject that ducks out so pointedly at the finish.
  5. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    May 2, 2012
    50
    In the end, the film doesn't add up to much of anything, but its individual parts are sometimes greater than its whole.
  6. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Apr 27, 2012
    50
    Holds your attention for a while, but fails to build much suspense as it races toward a predictable climax. It probably would have worked better as a series of Webisodes, which reportedly was the original plan.
  7. Reviewed by: Michael O'Sullivan
    Apr 26, 2012
    50
    Does it matter that Maggie might be a charlatan if she's truly capable of helping people? That's the film's most intriguing, and open-ended, question - not the more gimmicky one that will leave you hanging, and probably disappointed, at the end.
  8. Reviewed by: Karina Longworth
    Apr 24, 2012
    40
    The bland, jittery visual "realism" can't counteract overheated performances of tin-eared dialogue, which strain for pulp but often land at soap.
User Score
7.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 35 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. Nov 13, 2013
    10
    I Love this film! I have done a lot of research about it's meaning and refused to settle for ambiguity". If you want to look deeper researchI Love this film! I have done a lot of research about it's meaning and refused to settle for ambiguity". If you want to look deeper research Greenbaum Cult Manchurian Candidate /CIA Mind control. It will explain a LOT about the confusing scenes the little girl Abigail... the Police Officer searching room for bugs.
    Of course interpret how you will. But this movie is very well informed. Very chilling
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  2. Mar 17, 2013
    7
    A very low key movie, but a very good movie. The concept of a cult leader from the future is interesting and the film plays it at a veryA very low key movie, but a very good movie. The concept of a cult leader from the future is interesting and the film plays it at a very serious and somber level. Full Review »
  3. Jan 3, 2013
    10
    The single most overlooked film of the year. Not enough people went out to see it (i saw it 3 times in theaters) and those who saw it, couldThe single most overlooked film of the year. Not enough people went out to see it (i saw it 3 times in theaters) and those who saw it, could not appreciate Brit Marling's performance. After seeing Another Earth and now Sound of My Voice i know Brit Marling is one of the best actresses out there. A must see for any fans of things like twilight zone as well. Full Review »