The Sound of Silence

 (24)5.71 h 27 min2019NR
Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones star in this quietly moving tale of a successful "house tuner" who becomes stifled when he meets a client he can't quite tune into.
Directors
Michael Tyburski
Starring
Peter SarsgaardRashida JonesTony Revolori
Genres
DramaArts, Entertainment, and Culture
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English
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Supporting actors
Austin Pendleton
Producers
Adi EzroniTariq MerhabBen NaborsMichael PrallCharlie ScullyMandy Tagger Brockey
Studio
IFC Films
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3.9 out of 5 stars

24 global ratings

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  2. 12% of reviews have 4 stars
  3. 10% of reviews have 3 stars
  4. 12% of reviews have 2 stars
  5. 9% of reviews have 1 stars
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LeesawReviewed in the United States on February 26, 2020
2.0 out of 5 stars
visually too dark and ear-piercing, irritating sounds
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I couldn't listen to most of this movie because of the high-pitch noise which I'm sure is part of the point but
if it's so irritating that I couldn't watch it, WHAT is the point, because I couldn't hear it which is the point... round and round we gooooo… Also, I couldn't even see what was going on most of the time. I tried to watch it on my 55in tv and my 27 inch computer monitor and couldn't see it. I really wanted to like this film(like someone else wrote in their review) I really did. I am very sensitive to sound. I hear everything around me and I was hoping to get something from this movie that I couldn't see or hear over the high-pitch, mind-blowingly irritating sounds which, yeah, I know, is the point... Did NOT enjoy this at all! I only gave it a two because I like the actors in this movie... should be a zero...
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Illustra GraphicsReviewed in the United States on September 14, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
You hear this film more than see it
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A well-crafted film exploring the deafening effects of modernity. A powerfully persuasive, traditional, and nuanced treatment of this era's naiveté with industrial progress.
4 people found this helpful
MCeliReviewed in the United States on January 24, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent movie, and fantastic sound
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The sound engineering for this movie has been received a lot of good press, it is a shame this is not a commercial movie that is shown in theaters, the concept is fantastic, and the sound superb. I highly recommend it, even though I am no critic.
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MissionHQReviewed in the United States on January 22, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Just couldn't get into it.
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I so wanted to like this film. It fell apart fast when it got to the middle and by the end it was a waste of money.
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Roberta PorterReviewed in the United States on December 22, 2019
1.0 out of 5 stars
Not worth renting
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Not much here really
jaybeeReviewed in the United States on October 8, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
Ok, but not great.
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Slow and drawn out.
KHENSEReviewed in the United States on September 18, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
The Surface and the Undertow
The surface of this story shows a creative guy Peter (Peter Sarsgaard) exploring the disturbing impact of conflicting sounds in peoples' environment - and attempting to find a way to remove the source of the problem for each client. His methodologies appear extremely esoteric - and we are teased by the issue if this is really science, or just people trying to believe that a nebulous source of discomfort has been identified and addressed. It seems Peter needs to remove himself from normal human interaction to find what others cannot see. However we feel the undertow when Peter meets a gorgeous client (Rashida Jones), a classy but not wealthy professional woman that he is unable to help. We are subtly drawn beneath the surface of the story to witness that two very lonely people are about to discover each other.
4 people found this helpful
This GuyReviewed in the United States on April 7, 2020
1.0 out of 5 stars
Tough tones.
This movie started out with lots of promise and then went nowhere fast. It should have been a short film. The acting was good. The story was terrible. It lacked any heart and there was zero chemistry between the stars. It ended in a muddled mess.

I was really looking forward to it but I really felt annoyed at the wasted time I spent. It’s one thing to not enjoy a film, it’s another thing to feel like it actually wasted your time and money. I’d love to see someone remake this with a better story though because it does have great promise.
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