80

Film Threat

If you’re tired of zombie films or rabid people films, Signal is like a cool drink of water on a hot day. It’s got all the goodness from the best of those genres while creating its own niche at the same time.
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78

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Both apocalyptic and suitably vague, The Signal's only serious weakness comes from some borderline histrionic performances; then again, it's tough to call hysteria anything other than a sane response to a world gone mad. Crazy, man.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

The Signal has its share of things to say about urban paranoia, road rage, addiction - whether to sex, drugs or, more dangerously, consumerism. But it stands apart from other pictures of the same ilk by using its apocalypse as a backdrop to a bitter-sweet love story.
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75

New York Post

By V.A. Musetto
Unlike traditional zombie romps, these crazies don't stumble around mindlessly, noshing on human flesh. They look and act like normal people - until the second they go bonkers.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
It has a creepy power all its own.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The Signal is like a Romero zombie movie in which the zombies aren't dead, they're just really temperamental. Evil here is technology-born. Maybe our cellphones and satellite dishes are giving us all the crazy.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Mostly comes down to rage fiends going at one another with baseball bats, knives, pesticide tanks, and power drills.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The picture eventually collapses under the weight of its own gimmickry, but it's still an entertaining distraction for cerebral horror fans who want an appetizer before the B-horror feast that is "Diary of the Dead."
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38

Chicago Tribune

The Signal combines the inconstancy of an omnibus film with the blandness of art by committee. The end result feels less like a blend of distinct styles than an opportunistic hodgepodge, a second-hand premise wedded to an attention-grabbing gimmick.
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38

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
It doesn't take long for the The Signal's promising beginning to fade into a haze that leaves the viewer exhausted and irritated.
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63 out of 100
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