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  • Summary: A supernatural romance, this film probes the mystifying nature of attraction, memory, identity and a ghostly past that will not go away. (Paramount Classics)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 24
  2. Negative: 6 out of 24
  1. Like the best of poems, it doesn't lend itself to easy understanding. But, like the best of poems, it's extremely provocative, to both imagination and intellect.
  2. As a meditation on love and loss, the award-winning script is perhaps too blunt.
  3. Reviewed by: David Stratton
    50
    This dank, gloomy essay into the supernatural tries hard to create an intriguing mood in which fate guides the lives of its wounded protagonists, but few will be interested in the outcome.
  4. Pearce and Bonham Carter are remarkably photogenic, but the movie is fitful and mannered to a fault, full of watery allusions and stormy scares.
  5. 40
    Voices is visually impressive, and it sustains a mood of downbeat romanticism throughout, but because it lacks an essential core of humanity, it's never as haunting or resonant as it should be.
  6. 38
    There must still be a kind of moony young adolescent girl for which this film would be enormously appealing, if television has not already exterminated the domestic example of that species.
  7. 20
    Another mystery that gives up its secrets all too quickly, Till Human Voices Wake Us is named for a T.S. Eliot line -- and it proves a woefully evocative title for this snoozy supernatural pastoral.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. Dec 14, 2010
    0
    Too heavy, too melodramatic, too unreal. People do not talk or act like that in real life. There is no change of pace, everything is so deep and significant that, together with the soundtrack, in the end, nothing is. I am not a big Guy Pearce fan either, he is almost always completely lifeless, bloodless, almost like a robot. Expand

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