Great World of Sound Synopsis
A man discovers being a record producer is not as lucrative as he thought it would be.
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By Ken Fox
The result is a beguiling and often poignant pageant of outsider musicians, but the broken heart of this extraordinary film comes directly...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
A terrific, small, funny, sad movie.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Great World of Sound, a Sundance hit, is Zobel’s first film, a confident, sure-handed exercise focusing on the American Dream, turned...
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer

By Bill White
Once the story moves up north to Indianapolis, things become pat and predictable. But for its first 80 minutes, Great World of Sound hits...
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New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
The laughs flow, but Zobel isn't content to rely solely on them. To his credit, he allows Martin and Clarence - and the film - to develop...
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By Andrew O'Hehir
Morally ambiguous, subtly crafted, resolutely free of cliché and made with almost no money, The Great World of Sound is under-the-radar...
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Los Angeles Times

By Kenneth Turan
Enthusiastically received at Sundance, "Great World" is an intriguing look at our obsession with being successful and famous.
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Village Voice

A fitting 21st-century addition to the genre. The film's meager plotting and casual melancholy peg it as a modest indie, but these...
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The joke is that the salesmen believe they're actually trying to discover talent and - like the people they're encouraging - are victims.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
Difficult to watch, and the film is sabotaged by an impossibly naive lead character and the repetitive auditions that become gratuitously...
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Rated R | For language