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The Signal (2008)

The Signal Reviews

  • This Look Ma, no hands! And no head either! horror film makes a Mixmaster stew out of Poltergeist, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Re-Animator, They Came From Within, and Shaun of the Dead.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • This three-part horror movie directed by a trio of Atlanta filmmakers is set during the collapse of Terminus, a fictional city whose citizens are being driven to rage.

    Matt Zoller Seitz — New York Times

  • In a movie about perception, misperception and the ramifications of misunderstanding, it's a bit ironic that the directors can't get out of one another's way.

    John Anderson — Washington Post

  • None of the rabbit holes in The Signal go that deep. But you do leave persuaded that you've discovered some talented people.

    Wesley Morris — Boston Globe

  • This uneven but impressive shot-on-digital shocker earns a marker in the mausoleum of apocalyptic horror -- a genre that's proving (un)surprisingly durable in the new century.

    Jim Ridley — Village Voice

  • A movie that explores the common ground between visceral horror and sketch comedy, and finds plenty of it.

    Jim Emerson — Chicago Sun-Times

  • [A] cagey low-budget horror flick.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • A startlingly original, smart indie film that so effortlessly mixes high-caliber gore, suspense and shocking violence with vaudevillian hilarity, it's clearly animated by the spirit of the classic Re-Animator films.

    Tirdad Derakhshani — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • With just one compelling sequence emerging from so many filmmakers' efforts, The Signal is decidedly less than the sum of its parts.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • The Signal is electrifying, deliciously mad and twisted filmmaking. It's certainly not for everyone, but chances are it will inspire many.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • Thesps get seriously into the roles, rendering the situation that much funnier.

    Robert Koehler — Variety

  • A slasher fest that references such predecessors as George A. Romero's Night of the Living Dead and Pulse, a 2001 chiller by Japan's talented Kiyoshi Kurosawa, while still remaining original.

    V.A. Musetto — New York Post

  • It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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    Joshua Rothkopf — Time Out

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    Dave White — Movies.com

  • ...suffers from an increasingly uneven sensibility that ultimately becomes oppressive...

    David Nusair — Reel Film Reviews

  • 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.

    Anton Bitel — Eye for Film

  • Esforcando-se ao maximo para alcancar o equilibrio entre gore e parodia que transformou Uma Noite Alucinante em cult, esta bomba torna-se risivel apenas pela incompetencia generalizada com que foi realizada.

    Pablo Villaca — Cinema em Cena

  • 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.

    Austin Kennedy — Sin Magazine

  • This is much more than a typical genre piece; it's a sort of hip, almost punk, combination of drama, science-fiction and horror.

    Steve Biodrowski — ESplatter

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