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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 50
    Amy Biancolli San Francisco Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 88
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing. show more

  • 70
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    The film is thin and mannered, even though many of the mannerisms are intrinsic to its shrewd vision of cult behavior. There's no arguing, though - and who would want to? - Ms. Marling's extraordinary gift for taking the camera and weaving a spell. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    An economical thriller, both narratively and budgetarily, Sound of My Voice serves up moments of extreme dread and discomfort, but works a winning undercurrent of playful absurdity into the material as well. show more

  • 60
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Despite some tough-to-take moments, this challenging, smart movie is worth the trip. show more

  • 80
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Now Batmanglij and Marling deliver another terrific and engrossing venture into speculative fiction, Sound of My Voice. show more

  • 60
    Stephanie Zacharek Movieline

    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. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    The Sound of My Voice never precisely declares whether her story is true. Without going into detail, I can say that the film never precisely declares anything to be true. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    It's as much a satire as a mystery, a film as much about art as it is about faith. show more

  • 75
    Stephen Cole The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The star of Sound of My Voice is co-screenwriter, female lead Brit Marling, who plays Maggie with melancholy, amusement and scorn. Compulsively watchable, she can change who we think she is by simply turning her face. In profile, she's Vanessa Redgrave. Laughing, she becomes Debbie Reynolds. Marling might become a great character actress. Let's hope the movies use her well. show more

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