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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Stays emotionally mired because of a static screenplay that fails to express its issues dramatically. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    As a meditation on love and loss, the award-winning script is perhaps too blunt. show more

  • 63
    Rick Groen The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Nevertheless, in mid-reverie, there's no denying the pleasure in falling under its little spell -- till human voices wake us, and we frown. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Pearce and Bonham Carter are remarkably photogenic, but the movie is fitful and mannered to a fault, full of watery allusions and stormy scares. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Petroni's directorial debut is too bittersweet and atmospheric for its own good, wrapping a potentially strong story in too many layers of misty emotion. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    The movie's hokey mysticism and heaving melancholy is closer in spirit to a solemn Hallmark greeting card. show more

  • 50
    New York Post

    The two young actors are very engaging, but the chemistry between Pearce and Bonham Carter is less than zero and there's altogether too much heavy-handed, watery symbolism for comfort. show more

  • 50
    Janice Page Boston Globe

    Despite being well acted and sweetly moving when it strips down to the tender poem at its heart, Till Human Voices Wake Us spends too much time playing to an otherworldly suspense that simply isn't there. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Quickly causes viewers to lose patience, then interest. show more

  • 38
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    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. show more

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