88

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing.
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Sound of My Voice doesn't follow through on everything it sets up, yet it has a hushed and revealing psycho-intensity. It also has an oh-wow Twilight Zone ending that truly made me go, ''Oh, wow.''
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Now Batmanglij and Marling deliver another terrific and engrossing venture into speculative fiction, Sound of My Voice.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
It's as much a satire as a mystery, a film as much about art as it is about faith.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
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.
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70

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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.
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60

Movieline

By Stephanie Zacharek
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.
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60

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
Despite some tough-to-take moments, this challenging, smart movie is worth the trip.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
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.
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67 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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