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Critic Reviews for Noise
How can you resist a hero who gets worked up because a car alarm disrupts his extremely tenuous grasp on a difficult but life altering passage of Hegel?
Amid the seasonal din of so many raucous summer blockbusters, Noise offers blessed relief in the form of a strong central performance, sharp dialogue and edgy humor.
A tale of obsession and vigilantism cut with humor and a little Hegel, Henry Bean's Noise is a satisfyingly screwy New York story in which a successful businessman/family man jettisons all because he can't stand the cacophony on the street.
Noise has too many warring genres on the boil and too many thoughts jockeying for supremacy.
Audience Reviews for Noise
A little comedic gem that asks "what bothers you about society" and then " why aren't you fighting against it?" Not laugh out loud funny, but certainly an interesting afternoon.
Netflix identifies this as a comedy, but there wasn't a funny frame in the whole film. Even as a dramatic film, it's muddled, as though the director and writer didn't know what the film was about. At the end, neither do I. We're given no reason for Owen's eventual transformation or his obsession, and the motivations of the women around him are equally mysterious. In the end, this is the poorest imitation of Taxi Driver that could possibly be concocted. Although, despite the bad hair piece, William Hurt flawlessly transforms himself into the smarmy, impossible-to-like mayor. Yet another great performance by Hurt in a poor film.
CAST: Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, Margarita Levieva, Gabrielle Brennan, William Baldwin, William Hurt, Maria Ballesteros DIRECTED BY: Henry Bean SUMMARY: A man who is being driven crazy by the noise in New York City decides to take vigilante action against it. MY THOUGHTS: "Strange, funny, & definitely different. Tim's character is a bit moronic. Not a great film, but not completely bad either. The acting is great, as it always is when it comes to Tim Robbins. I'm certain some can relate to why he's annoyed and upset, but most probably won't go to the extremes his character does."
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