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Based on 16 Reviews
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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's wickedly amusing for a little bit -- Robbins and Hurt really get into it -- but ultimately the film becomes what it's fighting: just noise. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Eccentric and generally entertaining. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A satisfyingly screwy New York story. show more

  • 50
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    Noise ultimately becomes a slice of city life instead of a great satire. show more

  • 40
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Despite its intriguing premise, the movie is a disappointing misfire. show more

  • 63
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    The movie has enough big-city wickedness and merry cruelty to keep things skittering unpredictably. show more

  • 63
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Bean fills in some empty spaces with heady thoughts about the nature of power and beauty, but the movie's real appeal lies in the simple but by no means inconsiderable pleasure of watching Tim Robbins take a hammer to a parked car as it wails pointlessly, deep into the night. show more

  • 75
    Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly

    As a follow-up to his striking 2002 directorial debut, "The Believer," this second obsessive study in fanaticism by writer-director Henry Bean has its own delirious integrity and outsider-art charm. show more

  • 70
    Carina Chocano Los Angeles Times

    Robbins plays David with the self-assurance that there's no combination sexier than smart, funny and self-righteously angry. show more

  • 70

    Noise is never quite as smart as it tries to be. But as summer and its mouth-breathing blockbusters loom large on the horizon, there's something touching about a movie that even tries. show more

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