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The Signal

6/10
Horror . Action . Thriller . Science Fiction . Sci-Fi
 

A horror film told in three parts, from three perspectives, in which a mysterious transmission that turns people into killers invades every cell phone, radio, and television.

 
Actors: Suehyla El-Attar , Matthew Stanton , Christopher Thomas , Chad McKnight , Lindsey Garrett , Sahr Ngaujah , Scott Poythress , AJ Bowen , Justin Welborn , Anessa Ramsey
Directors: David Bruckner , Dan Bush , Jacob Gentry
Country: USA
Release: 2008-07-04
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  • Jeremy Knox

    If you’re tired of zombie films or rabid people films, Signal is like a cool drink of water on a hot day. It’s got all the goodness from the best of those genres while creating its own niche at the same time.

    Film Threat Full Review
  • Marc Savlov

    Both apocalyptic and suitably vague, The Signal's only serious weakness comes from some borderline histrionic performances; then again, it's tough to call hysteria anything other than a sane response to a world gone mad. Crazy, man.

    Austin Chronicle Full Review
  • Maitland McDonagh

    It has a creepy power all its own.

    TV Guide Magazine Full Review
  • V.A. Musetto

    Unlike traditional zombie romps, these crazies don't stumble around mindlessly, noshing on human flesh. They look and act like normal people - until the second they go bonkers.

    New York Post Full Review
  • Wesley Morris

    The Signal is like a Romero zombie movie in which the zombies aren't dead, they're just really temperamental. Evil here is technology-born. Maybe our cellphones and satellite dishes are giving us all the crazy.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • M. E. Russell

    The film suffers slightly from diminishing returns -- its first third is by far its scariest -- but it's still a bold, artful take on a popular horror idea.

    Portland Oregonian Full Review
  • Tirdad Derakhshani

    The Signal has its share of things to say about urban paranoia, road rage, addiction - whether to sex, drugs or, more dangerously, consumerism. But it stands apart from other pictures of the same ilk by using its apocalypse as a backdrop to a bitter-sweet love story.

    Philadelphia Inquirer Full Review
  • Nathan Rabin

    The gimmicky yet strangely moving new fright flick The Signal distinguishes itself not through originality, but by smartly integrating just about every popular trend afflicting contemporary horror films.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Robert Koehler

    Borrowing heavily from the current trend in zombie comedy and apocalyptic horror but shifting it away from the usual undead norms, pic carves out a fresh angle in the crowded indie horror universe while blatantly stealing ideas from Kiyoshi Kurosawa's "Pulse."

    Variety Full Review
  • J.R. Jones

    Cagey low-budget horror flick.

    Chicago Reader Full Review
  • Matt Zoller Seitz

    Part 1, directed by David Bruckner is superb, with affecting performances, a sense of dread reminiscent of John Carpenter’s “Prince of Darkness” and many striking images. Part 2, directed by Dan Bush aims for George Romero-style ghastly humor, but it’s more grating than funny. Part 3, directed by Jacob Gentry adds a splash of tragic love, but its preference for gore over feeling becomes monotonous.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Owen Gleiberman

    Mostly comes down to rage fiends going at one another with baseball bats, knives, pesticide tanks, and power drills.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Jim Ridley

    This uneven but impressive shot-on-digital shocker earns a marker in the mausoleum of apocalyptic horror--a genre that's proving (un)surprisingly durable in the new century.

    Village Voice Full Review
  • John Anderson

    In a movie about perception, misperception and the ramifications of misunderstanding, it's a bit ironic that the directors can't get out of one another's way.

    Washington Post Full Review
  • Sean Axmaker

    Just another low-budget effort from filmmakers who mistake cleverness for smarts.

    Seattle Post-Intelligencer Full Review
  • Peter Hartlaub

    The picture eventually collapses under the weight of its own gimmickry, but it's still an entertaining distraction for cerebral horror fans who want an appetizer before the B-horror feast that is "Diary of the Dead."

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    The movie has grand (and Grand Guignol) bits and pieces, but despite the hype it’s no big deal. By horror standards, the premise isn’t especially outlandish.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Sam Adams

    The Signal combines the inconstancy of an omnibus film with the blandness of art by committee. The end result feels less like a blend of distinct styles than an opportunistic hodgepodge, a second-hand premise wedded to an attention-grabbing gimmick.

    Chicago Tribune Full Review
  • James Berardinelli

    It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.

    ReelViews Full Review
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