Sound of My Voice Synopsis
Two documentary filmmakers set out to expose a cult leader, but they fall under her spell instead.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This clever, low-budget film kicks the concept up a few notches to mesmerizing.
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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...
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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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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...
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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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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...
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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,...
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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...
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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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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...
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Don't believe the bad reviews

By Donnie Darko is Dead
I less going into this movie, the better. From a social workers perspective, I did enjoy the psychological aspects of this film and the characters. The film is not for everything, but it's hard to...

Inventive and surprising movie--loved it

By batmanglij
Beautifully acted and directed this movie is a cut above the usual. I highly recommend it. MB...

Good! But know what you are getting into.

By mikehark
I really enjoyed this movie. But be forwarned that it's a bit slow starting out. Some of the dialog seems to drag on for 5 minutes what could be said in 1 minute. For example, when the cult leader...


By moviechick
I agree with dkny12, terrible movie and I absolutely adore indi films, but I wasted my money on this one. Horrible!...

Slow, Tense Set-Up

By Reel_Deal_Gal
but, in my opinion, the climax was anticlimactic and disappointing. The big "surprise" at the end, I had already guessed in my mind. Maybe I've seen too many years of Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, and...


By kelsterokc
Brit Marling is perfect in a hypnotic and scary role as the 'leader' of a burgeoning cult. A slow, tense movie, ends up in a 'What the wha?" ending that leaves you still sitting in your seat after...

Sound of My Voice

By castle1155
Absolutely worst movie I have ever seen. It was terrible all the way through and then the ending was even worse than the rest. It leaves you hanging for a sequel which will never happen....


By hcr555
I loved this movie. It hooks you in and casts a spell....

Strangely Compelling, Rich In Dialog, Short On Entertainment.

By Alon Patterson
Some will find this film a little disappointing due to its heavy reliance on dialog, perhaps the whole meaning of its title...but I'm just guessing. Rich dialog, at times verbose, lends a good bit...

By kalel63

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Rated R | For Some Sexual References, Language and Brief Drug Use