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Based on 25 Reviews
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  • 80
    Rolling Stone

    Taking it's framework from classic fairly-tale characters like Cinderella, the British story of Little Voice is one of compassion, humor and music. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    They're great, every one of them, but the real joy of Little Voice is Horrocks: her impeccable evocation of a timid soul and that eerie voice that sounds so surprising coming out of her. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Engagingly offbeat. [4 December 1998, Life, p.13E] show more

  • 88
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    By offering opportunities to laugh, cry, and cheer, Little Voice satisfies in a big way. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Little Voice is unthinkable without the special and unexpected talent of its star. show more

  • 75
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    A slightly more light-hearted version of the "Shine" story. [4 December 1998, Friday, p.A] show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    The movie is often as raucous and seedy as its less-attractive characters, but it gains power from inventive acting and poignant touches. show more

  • 75
    G. Allen Johnson San Francisco Examiner

    The drawbacks to Little Voice might sink a lesser movie, but not this one. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Ultimately, Little Voice comes to us from an indeterminate place that is no longer the theatre but not quite the movies. Let's call it music videoland -- best just to sit back and enjoy golden-oldie tunes belted out by a quicksilver mimic. show more

  • 60
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Actress Jane Horrocks is so good in this drama that you'll hardly notice -- or care -- that the rest of the film isn't quite up to snuff. show more

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