I would give this 4 and a half
L. J Nary | Indio, CA United States | 06/25/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was really surprised how well I liked this film. I liked how it showed how everyone has their own demons and sees what they want to see and hears what they want to hear. Its amazing how many people are on a different wavelength than what we think their on. It seems like time and work have become a twosome and everything is just running away from us. This film illustrates that with alot of cool visual images and a tight storyline. The movie contains quite a few really good pieces of character scenes with Campbell Scott leading the pack, as a unhappy drunk trying to get to his next drink. His friendship with the lead character is so offkey, he just can't understand or hear what his friend needs. He trys. His performance is really outstanding. Check out the scene where he starts laughing, its so real, I think he is such an underrated actor. Rob Morrow does a great job of acting out Tourette's Syndrome and integrating that into his role. The Frenchman also did a wonderful job, considering he is not a Frenchman. It was just an overall good movie. With tension and twists!
SOUND OF SILENCE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 03/23/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Writer/director Dan McCormack's point is pretty obvious in OTHER VOICES. People don't really talk to one another; they don't listen to one another; they don't hear anything that doesn't directly affect them. From the married couple having marital problems to the shrink who pays little if any attention to her client; to all the people who grace this unusual independent film. The movie's pace is slow and methodical, and that would be okay if the end result was worth the wait. To me, it wasn't. David Aaron Baker tells his friend Campbell Scott that he is having an affair, and he also think his wife Mary McCormack is doing the same. Scott recommends the services of a French PI (an incredibly ineffective Peter Gallagher) who can "remedy" the situation with strong arm tactics carried out bny his goon Mink (Rick Aiello, Danny's brother in another ridiculous caricature). McCormack has a brother who for some inexplicable reason has Tourette's syndrome which offers nothing to the story whatsoever, except a chance for Northern Exposure's Rob Morrow to demonstrate his considerable talent in the only interesting performance in the movie. We spend three quarters of the movie wondering who the couple is having affairs with, and when we find out, it's like HELLO....WHAT IN THE WORLD IS GOING ON HERE. It's obvious McCormack is driving home his lack of communication point, with perhaps a tragic end result, which doesn't occur either. It's fluffy artistic nonsense. Baker is fairly effective; McCormack does a good job; Scott must like playing drunks (see LUSH, on second thought, DON'T see Lush, it's a real loser, too!). Stockard Channing is the psychiatrist and she should be ashamed of lending her considerable talents to this movie which ends up feeling like a movie done as a class assignment in BS Cinema. I hear OTHER VOICES than this one!!"