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White Noise Reviews

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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
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
January 26, 2005
A movie that goes "bump" in the night
Full Review| Original Score: B-
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Stephanie Zacharek
January 15, 2005
Even if its dorky climax throws you out of the mood again, there are staticky bits of White Noise that still manage to cling.
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
January 8, 2005
Unfolds with precision and excellent pacing. It's been a long while since I've been so unnerved in a theater.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
January 7, 2005
Enjoyably slow-paced.
Full Review | Original Score: B-

Jam! Movies
January 7, 2005
White Noise is not the kind of thriller that makes you scream and leap about in your seat, but it will likely have you squirming and gasping.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
January 7, 2005
White Noise works because Michael Keaton makes you believe in what he's going through.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 7, 2005
Director Geoffrey Sax bravely avoids treating White Noise as another grab bag of scare tactics.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
January 6, 2005
Though it's not based on an Asian horror film, White Noise sure feels like one...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 6, 2005
Even though logic takes a holiday in White Noise, Geoffrey Sax, a British television director making his theatrical debut, lavishes enough craft on the paranormal thriller to send more than a few chills down the spine.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 6, 2005
Flawed but enjoyable supernatural thriller.
Staci Layne Wilson
January 6, 2005
The ending *is* ludicrous... but if you like ghost stories, White Noise is disquieting enough.
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.
Urban Cinefile Critics
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).
Read More | 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.
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