Sound and Fury
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An informative and emotionally involving portrait of an important subculture, Sound and Fury allows us a glimpse inside the world of the deaf community, while dealing with a controversial operation that some people in that community are resisting. Cochlear ear implants have allowed many deaf people to hear and learn to speak, but many in the deaf community who are happy with its supportive and nurturing atmosphere see the operation as a threat. The film focuses on the Artinian brothers -- Peter is deaf, Chris is not -- who are faced with the same decision over one of their children. Peter is… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 96%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"This is not a film to watch passively."
‑ John Zebrowski, Seattle Times
"An example of what the documentary can accomplish at its most vital and engaging."
‑ Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times
"A film of striking emotional immediacy."
‑ Robert W. Butler, Kansas City Star
"Takes us into a world most of us never get much thought."
‑ Jim Lane, Sacramento News & Review
"Informative, well edited, and absolutely heartbreaking to watch."
‑ James Brundage,
"Extremely well-made (and evenhanded)."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"The discourse that ensues over this issue is more entertaining, heartfelt, and insightful than what you'll find in any other film released in 2000."
‑ Jon Lap, Apollo Guide
"You might feel the nerves of your soul tightening."
‑ David Elliott, San Diego Union-Tribune
"Sound and Fury isn't the last word on the controversy, but it puts things in human terms."
‑ Maria Garcia, Film Journal International
"Escorts us to a place we never knew existed, inviting us to observe familiar-looking people but see them through new eyes."
‑ Joe Baltake, Sacramento Bee
"Powerful, insightful, important and emotionally wrenching."
‑ Anita Gates, New York Times
"It doesn't beg for your emotions or sympathies--only for your attention and patience."
‑ Chuck Rudolph, Matinee Magazine
"Intellectually absorbing and emotionally gripping, and it rather skillfully forces us to think about the 'blessings' of technology with a whole new kind of wariness."
‑ William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"Gripping, touching, and enlightening."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"Very well balanced, and very emotional as well."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
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