Till Human Voices Wake Us
Till Human Voices Wake Us (2003)

Young adolescent Sam Franks (Lindley Joyner) spends his summers away from school with his physician father (Peter Curtin), whose schedule barely allows for quality father-son time. Therefore, Sam idles away most of his time with neighbor… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: July 29, 2003
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67%



Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: What is meant to be dreamy and romantic instead comes off as sluggish and dull.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

There's not quite enough mystery here, and no amount of pretty pastoral settings can make up for that.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

I'd recommend you actively or passively forget this one.

Matt Kelemen
Las Vegas CityLife

Petroni may have chosen to move the plot along at a snail's pace to reflect the mood of Prufrock's poem, but there isn't enough lyricism in the film to save the story.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

Despite being well acted and sweetly moving when it strips down to the tender poem at its heart, Till Human Voices Wake Us spends too much time playing to an otherworldly suspense that simply isn't there.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

It walks an odd path through romance, psychology and the netherworld, but it's a walk worth taking.

Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee

When it's over, Till Human Voices Wake Us is easily forgotten.

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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald

It's telling just how uninvolving Till Human Voices Wake Us is that by film's end, you'll just be relieved it's over.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Sometimes engaging, sometimes clunky.

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Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Petroni, in his first feature directing job, turns a good idea into a slow-paced metaphysical miasma.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Drew Smith
The idea is appealing, and the leads competent, but there's an obvious emotional deficiency in Till Human Voices Wake Us. Everything here is just too… More
Alice Shen
Supernatural/psychological/fantasy films need to abide by a set of thematic rules so that the audience can believe in their world. This film does not, which… More
Anthony Valletta
A touching romantic ghost story.