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White Noise Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 29, 2010
Dumb would-be thriller -- save your money.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is one big missed opportunity.
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
A messy cheesecake of supernatural horror without scaring the pants off its audience, nor making any real sense.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Something evil this way comes without much nerve-jangling fanfare (most of the screams came from the soundtrack rather than the audience) or conviction (portal schmortal).
| Original Score: 1/5
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
Is the movie scary? Only if this is your first scary movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
The paranormal phenomenon surely has its millions of converts, but White Noise is so silly, it just may turn many into non-believers.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 28, 2007
Though I'm well disposed toward elliptical spook stories that depend on the audience's imagination for their jolts and effects, it takes art as well as craft to put them across, and Geoffrey Sax's direction of a Niall Johnson script has neither.
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
February 26, 2007
White noise is intended to help you fall asleep. White Noise would never let you do that, though. It's far too interested in a cacophony of cheap scares.
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
November 17, 2006
Some of its filmic devices seem a little hokey for a movie that is apparently trying to persuade us that EVP is a real phenomenon.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Nathan Rabin
AV Club
October 6, 2006
White Noise is little more than an old-fashioned ghost story with a newfangled twist.
July 6, 2006
The only problem is that there's just not that much of a reason to sit up and check out what all of the noise is about.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
The soundtrack and crackling static, contorting into mysterious moans, create a chilling mood, but the characters are so thin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A dopey, totally disposable grade B thriller.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
August 4, 2005
...quickly devolves into ludicrous plotting and cheap shock effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Uri Lessing
June 28, 2005
White Noise is a lifeless affair that strives to take our money while aggravating and annoying us, a niche already filled by the Rainforest Café.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Bill Clark
June 16, 2005
An effective ad campaign for a colossal mess.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
David Cornelius
May 17, 2005
Scenes went unenlightened, plot points left unanswered, cheap thrills went unimproved.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sandra Hall
Sydney Morning Herald
May 13, 2005
It's a typical case of the kind of movie which gets launched these days on the strength of a one-sentence pitch. Having got all dressed up, it finds that it has absolutely nowhere to go.
Neil Smith
May 10, 2005
Through it all Keaton furrows his brow with impressive intensity. But his efforts are hampered by a script which requires him to do the exact opposite of what any right-minded individual would do in his circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 4, 2005
'Mejor hay que esperar hasta que salga en DVD. Por lo menos los extras deben traer algo más interesante'
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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