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  • Summary: Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra... Reluctantly,Police officer Amadeus Warnebring was born into a musical family with a long history of famous musicians. Ironically, he hates music. His life is thrown into chaos when a band of crazy musicians decides to perform a musical apocalypse using the city as their orchestra... Reluctantly, Warnebring embarks on his first musical investigation...(Magnolia Pictures) Collapse
  • Director: Johannes Stjärne Nilsson and Ola Simonsson
  • Genre(s): Thriller, Comedy, Romance, Crime, Music
  • Rating: R
  • Runtime: 102 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Reviewed by: Noel Murray
    Mar 7, 2012
    91
    What binds the entertaining crime movie to its YouTube-ready musical interludes is the unspoken yearning of its two leads: he for the world of silence in which he'd rather live, and she for all the sounds that slip by every second, uncontrolled and unappreciated.
  2. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Mar 8, 2012
    80
    Without pounding home its avant-garde cred, this fresh ode to found sound and the music of silence casts an amused gaze at careerism, classical-music reverence and notions of artistic purity and ends with a pitch-perfect change of tune.
  3. Reviewed by: David DeWitt
    Mar 8, 2012
    80
    What follows is a character study mixed with outlandish crime procedural. Everyone's quite serious about the joke, without a moment of Adam Sandler-style "look at how cute we are" that would only dilute the film's appeal. Sound of Noise is a dry treat - a solid, self-aware cult pleasure.
  4. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    Mar 4, 2012
    70
    A delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story.
  5. Reviewed by: Peter Brunette
    Mar 4, 2012
    70
    The basic premise of this delightful comedy from Sweden is one of the most imaginative you'll ever see. It's all based on music -- raw, elemental and percussive -- out of which genuine laughs are wrung from beginning to end.
  6. Reviewed by: Marjorie Baumgarten
    Mar 21, 2012
    67
    Unique to a fault, Sound of Noise is a daft police procedural, an absurdist comedy, a piece of metaphysical agitprop, a music-performance film with a bit of story attached, and/or none of the above.
  7. Reviewed by: Melissa Anderson
    Mar 6, 2012
    50
    More an intriguing premise than a successful film, the Malmö-set Sound of Noise, about a group of "musical terrorists," quickly loses its novelty and becomes about as bold as a Swedish production of "Stomp."

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Jul 11, 2014
    6
    Swedish Production, exceptionally i watched this synchronized. The musical ideas and the implementations of it were good and interesting. ButSwedish Production, exceptionally i watched this synchronized. The musical ideas and the implementations of it were good and interesting. But the whole movie is kinda off track. Not a bad movie, just different Expand
  2. Jan 28, 2013
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. A visually pleasing and fairly entertaining movie, but it fails to deliver a coherent story with reasonable character motives. A bit long and fairly confusing due to things being left unexplained, such as why people "performed on" by the musical terrorists were inaudible to the tone deaf cop, or why these terrorists were doing it all in the first place. Expand

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