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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 79%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A small picture with a big heart."
‑ Derek Elley, Variety
"Here everything leads up to (and wilts after) Horrocks' showstopper. But she is amazing. Absolutely fabulous."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"has the same semi-whimsical and semi-earthy tone as director Mark Herman's 'Brassed Off.' The last quarter of the story, however, seems strangely out of sync with the mostly bubbly set-up."
‑ James Sanford, Kalamazoo Gazette
"The ideas in "Little Voice" are musty Broadway bombast which Blethyn delivers at a shrieking pitch."
‑ Kevin Courrier, Boxoffice Magazine
"A mild and entertaining comedy."
‑ Michael W. Phillips, Jr., Goatdog's Movies
"A lively if finally rather cruel comic fantasy."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Despite many good scenes of whimsy, humor, and pathos, not to mantion great mimicry of Garland, Dietrich, and others, the movie is trying to do too much and the last reel is weak, contrived and burdened with a fake romance and upbeat ending."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Rises to... delirious heights with Horrocks' performance."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Little Voice loses its way at points, especially in its hurried, portentous ending. Yet it never obscures the blinding talent of Horrocks."
‑ Alicia Potter, Boston Phoenix
"It's very moving, even when it is moving a little slowly."
‑ Karina Montgomery, Cinerina
"Horrocks' gift for impersonation is remarkable. If her acting career ever stalls, she can take her singing act on the road. Her Garland impression alone would fill every gay bar in the world."
‑ Paul Clinton (,
"Little Voice is based on Jim Cartwright's play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice, which premiered in 1992 at the National Theatre in London."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Director Mark Herman (Brassed Off) uses his camera with flair to free the story from the confines of its stage-play origin."
‑ Margaret A. McGurk, Cincinnati Enquirer
"A well-realized drama about a closed-off young woman who learns to get in touch with her inner voice."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Predictable and shallow. Something precious has been lost in the translation from the stage to the big screen."
‑ Jeff Vice, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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