Sound of Noise Synopsis
A tone-deaf cop tries to stop guerrilla percussionists from deluging the city with their concerts.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
What binds the entertaining crime movie to its YouTube-ready musical interludes is the unspoken yearning of its two leads: he for the world...
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80

Los Angeles Times

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Without pounding home its avant-garde cred, this fresh ode to found sound and the music of silence casts an amused gaze at careerism,...
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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...
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75

Slant Magazine

By Jesse Cataldo
The film is ultimately winning because of its devilish anarchic streak, aiming its arrows at the stuffiness of the traditional musical...
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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,...
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70

Variety

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A delightful comic cocktail of modern city symphony, police procedural and love story.
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67

Austin Chronicle

By Marjorie Baumgarten
Unique to a fault, Sound of Noise is a daft police procedural, an absurdist comedy, a piece of metaphysical agitprop, a music-performance...
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60

Time Out New York

By Eric Hynes
The backbeat anarchy is fun while it lasts, but without a persuasive purpose, it's all just noise in the end.
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50

Village Voice

By Melissa Anderson
More an intriguing premise than a successful film, the Malmö-set Sound of Noise, about a group of "musical terrorists," quickly loses its...
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Very interesting

By shazeasar
Sonic attacks? See(Hear) it!...

Sound of Noise review

By Ahm76
If you love anarchy, futurism, art, performance, percussion, or lawlessness, you'll love this movie...

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Rated R | For Language and Some Brief Nudity