Sound of My Voice 2012 R CC

Amazon Instant Video

Available in HD
(69) IMDb 6.7/10
Watch Trailer

A filmmaker (Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend (Nicole Vicius) set out to expose the beautiful leader of a cult (Brit Marling), who claims to be from the future. But the more they explore, the more danger they face in this thriller from writer-actress Marling and director Zal Batmanglij.

Starring:
Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius
Runtime:
1 hour, 26 minutes

Available to watch on supported devices.

By placing your order, you agree to our Terms of Use. Sold by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Additional taxes may apply.

Product Details

Genres Science Fiction, Drama, Mystery
Director Zal Batmanglij
Starring Christopher Denham, Nicole Vicius
Supporting actors Brit Marling, Davenia McFadden, Kandice Stroh, Richard Wharton, Christy Meyers, Alvin Lam, Constance Wu, Matthew Carey, Jacob Price, David Haley, James Urbaniak, Annie O'Donnell, Laura Leyva, Travis Johns, Ben Carroll, Piper Mackenzie Harris, Tonita Castro, Virginia Montero
Studio Fox Searchlight
MPAA rating R (Restricted)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Other Formats

Customer Reviews

Very well acted and great writing.
EuroVolk
I have no problem with open-ended movies, until now I rather liked them, but like I said before it leaves you with two choices and neither of them make any sense.
lexie Anderson
About their and the group's psychological journey (which is not much)?
Poly Mixa

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

25 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Paul Allaer TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on July 5, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
"Sound of My Voice" (85 min.) brings the story of Peter (played by Christopher Denham) and his girlfriend Lorna, who in true "investigative journalism" mode are infiltrating a small cult of some sort, with a view of making a documentary to expose the cult. The cult is led by a young woman called Maggie (played by Brit Marling), who claims to be from "54", as in... 2054. (Please don't ask yoursel how Peter and Lorna found out about this new small cult or how they were able to infiltrate it, it is never explained in the movie.) The cult seems to be made up of about 10 people who are brought blind-folded to the basement of a non-descript house somewhere in Los Angeles.

In his "other" life, Peter is a substitute teacher of an all-girl class of 8 year olds. At a key point in the movie Maggie asks Peter to bring one specific girl from his class to her. How did Maggie know of this girl? Will Peter give in to this request, which amounts to kidnapping? To say much more about the plot would be to ruin your viewing experience. I thought this movie, which clearly was made on a nickel and a dime, was done quite nicely. There is a certain amount of tension from the very beginning that doesn't let up at all until the end of the movie (when Hot Chip's Thieves of the Night plays over the end credits).

Special kudos to Zal Batmanglij (director and co-writer) and of course also to Brit Marling, who also co-wrote the script for this movie. This movie is MILES away from your typical Hollywood main fare. I have no idea why it took over a year for this movie to be released in the theatre (it created quite a buzz when it premiered at the 2011 SXSW film festival), but better later than never I suppose. If you are in the mood for a good indie movie, I can readily recommend "Sound of My Voice".
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
22 of 24 people found the following review helpful By L. Power TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on September 22, 2012
Format: Blu-ray
Having seen and been impressed by Brit Marling's other work Another Earth, it was with some enthusiasm I ventured forth to see this movie. As much as Another Earth has the ability to put on the appearance of being a bigger than Indie movie, The Sound of My Voice is clearly in the Indie tradition, and perhaps the reality tradition, yet manages to convey a sense of the mystical as well.

A documentary filmmaker Peter, and his girlfriend penetrate the mysterious, inner workings of a cult. The members shower, are blindfolded, and driven to a secret meeting place. He is a schoolteacher with dreams of being a director. The mysterious and charismatic cult leader Maggie played by Brit Marling, has returned from the future, to save a select group of people, her followers. She breathes through a tube in the nose, yet occasionally removes the tube and seems to breathe with no bother.

How one can get a camera in without being seen, and film without being noticed is a rather interesting question.

On the surface she seems genuine and legit, though, if you're like me you will wonder, if she is a deluded soul or something more sinister. She appears to have extraordinary empathic and intuitive powers, yet some of what she does raises questions. She punishes bad behavior, and rewards compliance. I found it rather engaging, as when one member is ejected for asking questions, yet she claims this is not the reason for his ejection.

Yet other members clearly become more compliant when she reacts like this. These tactics appear to work on the Peter, when she makes a very strange request of him, and she alienates him from his girlfriend. Maggie remains a mysterious character even to the end, with some intriguing twists and I loved the end.
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Goldenroom on August 18, 2013
Format: Blu-ray
After seeing thousands of movies during my life, I have recently felt a lack of motivation to watch movies. Most contemporary movies do not hold my attention and just feel like a waste of time. I was fortunate enough to catch "Sound of my voice" on HBO, and it was one of the best movies I have seen in a long time. I would put this movie in the same category as "Memento", in that it is a surreal mystery and journey of the human condition. Movies like this are not only entertaining, but are also thought provoking and life changing.

"Sound of my voice" is about a couple that join a cult with a leader who professes to be from the future. The couple joins the cult in an attempt to investigate and document the claims of the leader. What seems like a simple investigation, becomes increasingly confusing and dangerous, as the leader "Brit Marling" seems to prove her claims and test the dedication of members. Brit Marling does a spectacular job portraying the beautiful and strange cult leader. This movie had me wanting to see what happens next, and when it ended I was upset, as it left me still wanting to know what happened. "Memento" also left me with many questions at the end, but I think that's the beauty of a film like this: It forces you to think about the movie and makes re-watching more enjoyable.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By specialkrp on April 21, 2013
Format: Amazon Instant Video Verified Purchase
Last year when I saw this film I ranked it in one of my favorite films of the year. The film is about a girl and boyfriend seeking a so called interstellar prophet. They get in deep with her and followers, until they find out the real truth. A definite eerie and wonderful film.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews