The Signal Synopsis
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.
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75

RogerEbert.com

By Glenn Kenny
The Signal continues to get weirder, and creepier, and to bring up unusual questions for the viewer.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The Signal is a road movie turned upside down and inside out.
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75

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Its young director, however, has a considerable flair for surprise and visual gusto, and he even, on a shoestring, delivers sharp-looking...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By 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...
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75

ReelViews

By 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...
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72

The Wrap

By Todd Gilchrist
Although the film's ultimate payoff feels a little too big, and too insufficiently explained, to justify all of the obfuscation that led up...
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63

USA Today

By Scott Bowles
Had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal.
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63

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
So even though Signal isn’t great sci-fi, you’d never know it to look at it and listen to it.
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50

Variety

By 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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40

Village Voice

By Alan Scherstuhl
The persuasive power of individual moments suggests that director William Eubank has a bright future — and could push himself harder when...
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By behope23
really good definately a thinker. district 9 cinematography style....

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By djs248
May go some peeps heads, which explains the negative reviews. I found it to be very good, good script, terrific acting and great shots! Love the slow motion action shots!!!...

Bored

By rayyman
I wasn't agitated I was asleep only awake long enough to see the three cool parts in the movie but it wasn't enough for how some critics rated this movie. It was a boring Twilight Zone episode....

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Loved it!!

By kirmumtaz
The Signal was incredibly refreshing. It wasn't like every Hollywood movie out there. Talented acting from the cast, especially from Brenton Thwaites. The movie is definitely trippy, but in the best...

Heady, overall good

By dbeede1
pretty good indie, ending not too predictable. a bit too many slow motion shots, some questions left unanswered, but overall good. great performance by Laurence Fishburn. special effects not too...

Why negative reviews???

By mattmartin89
I LOVED this movie. Do yourself a favor and ignore the negative reviews. I thought it was PHENOMENAL. The acting was insanely great, the cinematography was breathtaking, the script was AWESOME (most...

really bad.

By pfauver51
"C" movie...

GREAT MOVIE!!!!!!

By kameron.westbrook
THIS IS THE MOST CONFUSING, CRAZIEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN!!! This is A great movie that still at this second has my mind BLOWN TO PIECES!!!!!! This movie is literally one of a kind, and only one in...

Extremely disappointing

By henrylvn1
I went to go see this movie because the trailer made it look like it would be a fairly interesting sci-fi mystery movie and hey it had Laurence Fishburne, it must be good right? SPOILERS FROM HERE...

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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Violence and Some Thematic Elements
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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