Voice from the Stone (2017) - Drama, Mystery, Thriller

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99

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Set in 1950s Tuscany, Voice from the Stone is the haunting and suspenseful story of Verena, a solemn nurse drawn to aid a young boy who has fallen silent since the sudden passing of his mother.

IMDB: 5.2
Director: Eric D. Howell
Stars: Emilia Clarke, Marton Csokas
Length: 94 Minutes
PG Rating: R
Reviews: 19 out of 47 found boring (40.42%)

One-line Reviews (48)

Boring drama.

I thought this movie was suspenseful,it kept me guessing throughout the entire film, and I thought Ms. Clark did an excellent job portraying her role.

Stylish, but a bit slow .

1950's Tuscany is beautiful despite, or maybe because of, the dreary and minimal natural lighting and the mysterious elements of the ancient castle and surrounding forest and stone quarry.

The story a bit weak and predictable.

The first feature from director Eric Howell is adapted by Andrew Shaw from Silvio Raffo's novel, and it excels in delivering atmosphere and visual unease created by the stunning setting of a fogged-cloaked Tuscan castle that is itself a key character in the film.

Worth watching if you don't have any other titles to see.

Well that's a boring movie .

The original premise seemed intriguing, and the setting and cinematography sets the mood for what could have been a very capable ghost story /haunted house movie.

Can I fault the breathtaking requiem she delivers as though it's her last-ever performance and she wants it to be her imprint on posterity?

It's a Gothic drama, and a boring one.

It's hard to pick a standout element, between the compelling plot setup, the character growth from universally wounded beginnings, the swelling tension and ultimate payoff, the stunning score, and some of the loveliest physical backdrop I have seen recently, as the melancholy beauty plays out against a lavish Italian estate, Autumnal woodland and the slightly feral, vague threat of a craggy, high-sided flooded quarry.

SLOW AND FRUSTRATING .

On the surface this seemed like a movie with potential: a haunting setting, an intriguing plot setup ...

It's also a bit creepy and that allows the measured pace of the story to work – it comes across as we are going through the slow process with Jakob and Verena.

" The climax comes too near the end of a slow developing film.

Neither of those are amazing but they're a great deal more entertaining than Voice from the Stone.

The film is calm, slow and maybe for some - boring.

Yes, it looks great, has a terrific Gothic mood, but for 30 minutes, nothing happens.

This is an old school Gothic, slow burn, ghost story in the style of 'The Innocents'.

It is a little confusing.

Lovely to look at, but absolutely a bore to sit through .

Sweet, beautiful, intense, worth it .

I was bored watching this film and only continued watching in the hope that something exciting/scary/emotional/heartwarming might happen in the end.

and then nothing happens and then it ends.

It's slow and there's nothing happening.

I found the last third of the movie very suspenseful.

The movie, I suppose, might seem slow to people who are expecting that over substance, story, and character.

Waste of time for you who seek logic in a movie.

When watching this film you are constantly drawn to the amazing scenery that is in most scenes, but that's a good thing because most of the time the film is so boring.

It gets pretty intense when it hit the plot twist and i do enjoy the way they reveal it.

Dull, slow and pointless .

Very Entertaining.

The slow pacing is deliberate and is an important part of the story, creating mystery and suspense.

Not what I expected, but definitely worth watching .

Overall it's really slow and uneventful.

Again, lovely to look at, well-written and directed, but a bore to sit through.

As a result Voice from the Stone is a classic ghost story, but delivered delicately, free from action, jump scares and overt drama, but rather a gentle move toward a somewhat predictable end of a slightly slow story.

Maybe with a different director who could tell a story and create a world this movie may have worked, but overall it's just boring and uneventful, and the film is so completely detached from the characters that their actions and situations come out of nowhere and go back there again with no explanation.

No spooky scary things go bump in the night, the characters just bore the audience to tears.

VftS picks up the pace a bit as Emilia undresses her clothes, showing us her blessed back and rack, but it's back to the normal rate in no time, which's too slow, like a slug.

Quite empty and pointless.

Firstly, there's a difference between "subtle" and "boring", and while it may have been gothicesque I never really felt much depth to it, a quiet corner of Hogwarts would've been better immersion.

Nothing happens.

Like all things when it comes to preference, the judgement of just how slow is too slow is a subjective one; I personally believe the pacing gave the story just enough time to unfurl in its full loveliness, and for the character developments to feel believable as they occur, in their increments, as real people's do.

There is a long list of confusing stuff, even the ending is unclear.

Movie is overall slow, i like slow movies if they have content but this is just basically nothing going on for a good hour or so.

On top of that it is a very slow movie, predictable, and not very special in any way.