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White Noise Review

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  • 2.0

    out of 100

    Generally unfavorable reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 25

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    White Noise is the celluloid equivalent of a bad cell phone connection.

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  • 42

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Scott Brown

    What might have been a rote horror exercise becomes instead a twitchy, mannered, often amusing rote horror exercise.

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  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    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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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 14+

Dumb would-be thriller -- save your money.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is a thriller with an overall theme that may be disturbing to some family members. There are brief grisly images and references to violence and some scary (but well within PG-13-range) surprises. A character attempts suicide and others are killed, including one who is shot. There is brief strong language and brief drinking. The movie contains a reference to "an earthquake in India" that may be upsetting due to current events. And according to this movie, only white, middle class people communicate with each other after death.

  • Families can talk about what makes a good spooky movie.

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Tense and creepy throughout, some scary surprises and violence.

  • sex false0

    Sex: Not an issue

  • language false3

    Language: Brief strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Brief drinking.