The Signal (2008) Synopsis
Three friends believe they've tracked a rival computer hacker to a shed in the Nevada desert.
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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...
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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,...
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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,...
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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...
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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....
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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...
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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...
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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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Lots of Fun!!

By dedbugdug
I loved it, but then again this is right up my alley. Written and directed by three different people who were part time film makers. I mean done with no budget and has the attention of people like...

Signal-ing A Cult Classik?

By CtMovie_Buff
OK, me again and i seen the screening on Wednesday and the movie was...was..just different. The movie was broken into 3 stories a.k.a transmissions. The first one was actually pretty effective in...

it was ok

By ebonflame
I saw this film in October at a film festival that featured films coming up in the spring. THis film was ok. It is very excessive in the violence, but i guess most people that see this movie are...

A little slow but good acting

By crazypoet3
I enjoyed the sets, costumes and cars from the era. The story developed a little slow, it lacked suspense and the plot was nothing new but overall it was entertaining. Good acting too....

Eeeh..

By Chiffon
Looks entertaining, but probably won't even see it. Or rent it. A complete rip off of Stephen King's Cell. Total rip....

I went for free and still hated it.

By DarkGrimz4
Alright this is how the cookie crumbles. I'm an AMC Employee so I get to watch any movie I want, completely free of charge. I've seen most of these movies out at the moment and decided to give "The...

Transmissions 3

By filmbuff60
This disjointed film is great. (A) A woman wakes up at her lover's apartment and hurries home to her exterminator husband only to find that society has come unglued. (B) A darkly comic New Years...

The Signal - One of the worst movies ever!

By sarahmgrace17
I love going to the movies, however I have never seen this bad of a movie at the theater...EVER! I am upset that I wasted 2 hours of my time on the weekend to see this. I would not reccomend to see...

Hate Horror Flicks but Loved The Signal!

By Nabisco723
When I started watching this movie I thought "this is a rip off of Stephen King's Cell" but quickly got over it as I continued watching. I love that there are 3 different directors and thus 3...

very bad

By mobile
it was the worse movie i have seen this year it didnt make any sense it was verty lame the preveiws make it look good but once you go and see it it is terrible dont waste your money it was so bad it...

More Info

Rated R | For strong brutal violence throughout, pervasive language and brief nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 14+ Sci-fi tale looks great but isn't very original.
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