White Noise


White Noise

Critics Consensus

While there are some built-in scares, the movie is muddled and unsatisfying.



Total Count: 148


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User Ratings: 188,256
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Successful architect Jonathan Rivers' peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife, Anna. Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man, who claims to be receiving messages from Anna through EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). At first skeptical, Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages' validity, and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world, allowing something uninvited into his life.

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Michael Keaton
as Jonathan Rivers
Chandra West
as Anna Rivers
Ian McNeice
as Raymond Price
Nicholas Elia
as Mike Rivers
Mike Dopud
as Detective Smits
Marsha Regis
as Police Woman
Brad Sihvon
as Minister
Amber Rothwell
as Susie Tomlinson
Suzanne Ristic
as Mary Freeman
L. Harvey Gold
as Business Man
Keegan Connor Tracy
as Mirabelle Keegan
Miranda Frigon
as Car Crash Woman
Aaron Douglas
as Young Father
Benita Ha
as TV Reporter
Micki Maunsell
as Edith Tomlinson
Ross Birchall
as Young Boy
Bill Tarling
as Presence #1
Chuck Walkinshaw
as Presence #2
Colin Chapin
as Presence #3
April Telek
as John's Secretary
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Critic Reviews for White Noise

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Audience Reviews for White Noise

  • Nov 28, 2017
    A rather bland and mediocre thriller, White Noise explores the mysterious paranormal science of EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Michael Keaton stars as John Rivers, a bereaved widower who discovers that his dead wife is sending him messages from the beyond through EVP that urge him to help people who are in danger from evil spirits. The writing in pretty weak and the story doesn't make a whole lot of sense. And it doesn't spend much time developing who the evil spirits are or what they want. The performances aren't that good either and are really toned down. Also, the EVP of the film isn't real EVP (which can't be interacted with post-recording) and is used more as a plot device to help the main character fight against the evil spirits. While it has an interesting premise, White Noise doesn't know what to do with it and ends up being a dull, by the numbers ghost mystery.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 01, 2012
    Sort of an interesting premise (a deeply grieving husband is contacted by his recently deceased wife) but like a lot of supernatural thrillers its creepy set-up is ultimately better than its delivery. The cast and crew does well but the script has little for them to finish with.
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Nov 13, 2011
    It boasts a very interesting premise and it does have its own scares and thrills. Backed up by convincing acting it's not as bad as its put out to be. The problem with White Noise however is its muzzled plotline that can sometimes be a bit of distraction from listening.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2011
    An interesting paranormal thriller.
    Jacob P Super Reviewer

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