The Signal (2014) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Signal (2014)



Critic Consensus: Director William Eubank clearly has big ideas and an impressive level of technical expertise; unfortunately, The Signal fritters them away on a poorly constructed story.

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Three college students on a road trip across the Southwest experience a detour: the tracking of a computer genius who has already hacked into MIT and exposed security faults. The trio find themselves drawn to an eerily isolated area. Suddenly everything goes dark. When one of the students, Nic (Brenton Thwaites of The Giver and Maleficent), regains consciousness, he is in a waking nightmare... (c) Focus

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Lin Shaye
as Mirabelle
Patrick Davidson
as Boy Playing Claw Game
Jeffrey Grover
as Gas Station Clerk
Roy Kenny
as Hazmat 1
Drew Sykes
as Hazmat 4
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Critic Reviews for The Signal

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (31)

Sadly, this flubs the landing with a banal and credulity-stretching finale that feels like a bad Twilight Zone episode, but the first hour or so is terrific.

March 26, 2015 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Pity the poor actors trapped in a cinematographer's world.

March 26, 2015 | Rating: 2/5

The more original and clever Eubank is aiming to be, with an ambitious conceit folding in biological experimentation, Area 51-style paranoia and X-Men superpowers, the hokier and more derivative he seems.

March 26, 2015 | Full Review…

You spend a lot of the movie confused, but the great big reveals of its finale don't feel very shocking at all.

June 13, 2014 | Full Review…

There's something welcome about a motion picture that doesn't hand out a dumbed-down resolution in a neatly wrapped package.

June 13, 2014 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Eubank could have a terrific future as a director. As a screenwriter, though, maybe not so much.

June 13, 2014 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Signal

However initially intriguing the mystery is, the only thing worse than a stupid movie that believes to be smart is a stupid movie that believes to be smart and insults its audience, and so it is just awfully confusing with a lot of stupid plot twists that don't make much sense.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

Very Cool !

Shawn Montague
Shawn Montague

Super Reviewer

Slow burning, yet ultimately satisfying sci-fi/ mystery.

Kevin Mozulay
Kevin Mozulay

Super Reviewer

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