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The Signal Review

Movies.com Critics

2.5

Dave White Profile

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    53

    out of 100

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    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 40

    out of 100

    Village Voice Alan Scherstuhl

    The persuasive power of individual moments suggests that director William Eubank has a bright future — and could push himself harder when writing his scripts.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    As I watched the minimal plot unfold at a glacial pace in claustrophobic settings, I found myself wondering where the rest of the movie was.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Variety Geoff Berkshire

    Exceedingly stylish and ultimately quite silly, The Signal is a sci-fi head trip better appreciated for the journey than the destination.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Captivating for a long stretch.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Scott Bowles

    Had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Clark Collis

    If all this sounds like a souped-up episode of "The Twilight Zone" or "The X-Files," then you're in the right ballpark — or underground bunker.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    ReelViews James Berardinelli

    It's more heavy lifting than some will be willing to engage in but there's something welcome about a motion picture that doesn't hand out a dumbed-down resolution in a neatly wrapped package.

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