Great World of Sound
Great World of Sound (2007)

Martin answers an ad to train as a record producer, where he's excited by the prospect of signing undiscovered artists. The company, called Great World of Sound, partners shy, unassuming Martin with the gregarious Clarence and sends… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: March 30, 2007
DVD Release Date: February 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Great World Of Sound is a charming and unassuming film, thanks to breakthrough performances from Pat Healy and Kene Holiday.

Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly

Craig Zobel's soul-crushing docudrama slums in the real rags-to-rags tragedy of the lowest rung of the music industry.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

Anyone who has enjoyed laughing at the bad singers auditioning on American Idol, consider the independent film Great World of Sound your penance.

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Christian Toto
Washington Times

Great World of Sound is a corrosive antidote to "American Idol."

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

Zobel ultimately comes down on the side of the suckers, whose need to make music -- even bad music -- gives them an unimpeachable dignity

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

The laughs flow.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

The film's agenda becomes clear so early that the middle hour or so seems to be marking time until we get to the end.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

A confident, sure-handed exercise focusing on the American Dream, turned nightmare.

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Ted Fry
Seattle Times

A quiet, clever and sometimes moving film about an unusual grifting lifestyle.

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Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly

It's evident early on that this is a scam, though the extent of the movie's con is surprising.

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The debut feature of "Compliance" director Craig Zobel is an enjoyable little indie concerning the moral dilemma of taking an unethical job in these… More
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A steadily heartwrenching tale of the sale of the American Dream.