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White Noise Reviews

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Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly

The swipes from pseudo-science and more inventive films serve only to put a thin gloss on the thin plot.

Full Review Source: Las Vegas Weekly | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2005
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Poltergeist (1982) did it first and did it better. But this new stroll through cinematic static is still a sometimes spooky spin on that theme.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

January 7, 2005
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly

Does bad reception on the TV set send shivers down your spine? Me neither.

Full Review Source: Palo Alto Weekly | Original Score: 1/4

January 11, 2005
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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There's no horror to speak of.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 1/4

January 15, 2005
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies

A barkingly dumb would-be thriller

| Original Score: C

January 7, 2005
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Dumb would-be thriller -- save your money.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 2/5

December 29, 2010
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs

Too dull to make you care.

Full Review Source: Three Movie Buffs | Original Score: 1/4

January 7, 2005
Larry Carroll
FilmStew.com

Michael Keaton stares at a fuzzy TV image, waiting for something to happen; we stare at Michael Keaton, waiting for the same.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com | Original Score: D-

January 6, 2005
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star

I say the ghosts should either upgrade to satellite radio signals or stick with the old-fashioned Ouija board. And would it kill ya to call?

Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star | Original Score: 2/4

January 5, 2005
Aaron Hillis
Premiere Magazine

...a clumsy, dreadfully preposterous and pedestrian thriller that seems to believe loud noises are the same as good frights.

Full Review Source: Premiere Magazine | Original Score: 1/4

January 7, 2005
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

Keaton's performance aside, White Noise is astonishingly drab, aimlessly meandering, and entirely beholden to earlier cinematic successes.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 2/5

January 6, 2005
Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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[A] dullsville chiller.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: 1/4

January 7, 2005
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix

Like the phenomenon of the title, the film suggests possible revelations but in the end is just a blur.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 15, 2005
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

A little skepticism would have gone a long way in this movie, because if the characters don't pause to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, we are forced to do the guffawing for them.

Full Review Source: St. Paul Pioneer Press | Original Score: 1/4

January 6, 2005
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun

For [Keaton], a forgettable flick like this one is like a rehab stint in A ball for a big league pitcher

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

January 7, 2005
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

White Noise's scares mostly wind up lost in transmission.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

January 7, 2005
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com

Hearing dead people's voices through static loses its spine-chilling power after a few minutes, and unfortunately, that's about all the film has to offer.

Full Review Source: EricDSnider.com | Original Score: C

January 15, 2005
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies

White Noise isn't exactly worth rushing out to the theater for, but in the heap of junk food January releases offer, you could do much, much worse.

Full Review Source: IGN Movies | Original Score: 2.5/5

January 15, 2005
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

An interesting idea pulled apart by the expediencies of a grimly formulaic plot.

Full Review Source: Flipside Movie Emporium | Original Score: D+

January 6, 2005
Manohla Dargis
New York Times
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The nominal thriller White Noise is worthy neither of Michael Keaton's talents nor even a desperate horror fan's attention.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

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