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The Signal Reviews

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David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
May 1, 2009
...suffers from an increasingly uneven sensibility that ultimately becomes oppressive...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
April 8, 2009
Funny, terrifying and haunting all at once, this tripartite vision of postmodern alienation, societal breakdown and mental disintegration is as arresting as a baseball bat to the head - while still cutting to the heart.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
December 17, 2008
[A] cagey low-budget horror flick.
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
September 8, 2008
Esforçando-se ao máximo para alcançar o equilíbrio entre gore e paródia que transformou Uma Noite Alucinante em cult, esta bomba torna-se risível apenas pela incompetência generalizada com que foi realizada.
| Original Score: 1/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
July 22, 2008
It's definitely an interesting premise and the three filmmakers almost pull it off, but the last ten minutes were a bit of a disappointment to me.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 15, 2008
This is much more than a typical genre piece; it's a sort of hip, almost punk, combination of drama, science-fiction and horror.
Brian Holcomb
CinemaBlend.com
June 15, 2008
The film is both an impressive "calling card" work for the filmmakers and a failure as an actual film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
June 13, 2008
A bloody banquet of excessive, tasteless gore, but with an odd infusion of unsavory humor that never meshes with the horror. Think fatal car crash with a laugh track.
Kevin McCarthy
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
June 1, 2008
All I kept writing down in my notes during the movie was "gruesome" "I can't breathe" "My stomach is in knots."
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Brad Miska
Bloody Disgusting
April 17, 2008
In the end THE SIGNAL will burn it's transmission into your brain and leave you with an impression that will never go away. This is that film that leaves you with that special glow (yes, kind of like after sex), the smile that doesn't fade and the convers
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
March 13, 2008
For a soup overseen by three cooks, the whole works reasonably well, with some pretty complex interlocking, A must for fans of nonlinear storytelling.
Marlow Stern
Manhattan Movie Magazine
March 6, 2008
tone shifts awkwardly to a Shaun of the Dead-meets-Fido-style satirical commentary on domestic life
| Original Score: 3/5
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
March 1, 2008
The Signal reveals killer horrors skills on the part of Bruckner, and to a lesser extent of Gentry and Bush. So if you don't mind a film that starts strong and finishes weak, check it out.
| Original Score: 5/10
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 29, 2008
It's a pity that the film isn't a little bit better, to really do the concept justice. It's not a bad movie...but it's not at all good in the ways that you'd hope.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Tricia Olszewski
Let's Not Listen
February 29, 2008
You, too, may be feeling violently angry by the time the movie ends. Did the writers-directors sprinkle their reels with the script's airwave-riding rage-ohol? Nope: The Signal just sucks.
Top Critic
Amy Nicholson
I.E. Weekly
February 29, 2008
It's all screwball fun until someone gets bugsprayed down the throat.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Brandon Fibbs
BrandonFibbs.com
February 28, 2008
The perversely funny, consistently spooky and pornographically violent The Signal, is the first great cult hit of 2008.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
February 23, 2008
Has a certain gritty punch...but in the end it doesn't amount to much but the usual genre static.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
February 22, 2008
It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 22, 2008
...brings new blood to the horror genre, but in the end, one vision may have served the material better than three.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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