Little Voice
Little Voice (1998)

Based on the Olivier Award-winning London play, LITTLE VOICE follows the story of a young girl who can only express herself through famous vintage songs. She doesn't speak, but she can sing in the timeless voices of performers like Judy… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: December 4, 1998
DVD Release Date: July 13, 1999
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Derek Elley

A small picture with a big heart.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Here everything leads up to (and wilts after) Horrocks' showstopper. But she is amazing. Absolutely fabulous.

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James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

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.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

A lively if finally rather cruel comic fantasy.

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Emanuel Levy

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.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Rises to... delirious heights with Horrocks' performance.

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Paul Clinton (

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.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

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.

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Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

Director Mark Herman (Brassed Off) uses his camera with flair to free the story from the confines of its stage-play origin.

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Flixster Audience Score: 74% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
Small as the subject, Little Voice is about sensational talents of a timid woman without regard for herself or her life. Maybe that too is insensitive, because… More
Megan S
The actress who played LV was amazing. I hated her mother by the end and I'm glad she finally had it out with her. Ewan McGregor was so adorable.
Tired of Previews
Directed (co-wrote) by Mark Herman, Miramax Films, 1998. Starring Brenda Blethyn, Michael Caine, Ewan McGregor and Jane Horrocks. Genre: Comedy, Drama,… More
Candy Rose
Excellent story about a timid girl with an amazing voice. Great cast.
Lady D'arbanville
The dazzling talents of Jane Horrocks, the wonderful performance from Brenda Blethyn and the sleezy, yet comical role for Michael Caine, make for an… More
Cindy I
Jane Horrocks is AMAZING as the meek young woman who is able to sing in the voices of her heroes -- Marilyn Monroe, Shirley Bassey and Judy Garland. Brenda… More