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  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    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. show more

  • 75
    Jesse Cataldo Slant Magazine

    The film is ultimately winning because of its devilish anarchic streak, aiming its arrows at the stuffiness of the traditional musical establishment. show more

  • 60
    Eric Hynes Time Out New York

    The backbeat anarchy is fun while it lasts, but without a persuasive purpose, it's all just noise in the end. show more

  • 67
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    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. show more

  • 80
    Los Angeles Times

    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. show more

  • 80
    The New York Times

    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. show more

  • 70
    Variety

    A delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story. show more

  • 50
    Melissa Anderson Village Voice

    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." show more

  • 91
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    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. show more

  • March 27, 2012 Jennifer
    Report This User

    Sound of Noise was one of the best movies I\'ve ever seen. I was in a school band and not as good a musicial as I am one who appreciats the sounds I feel in music. All high school band members, everyone should see this movie.

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