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Based on 30 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The Signal starts off as an alien version of "Blair Witch Project" and then drifts off into cold plotlessness. But for a while, a little while, it seems like it just might be interesting. show more

  • 63
    Scott Bowles USA Today

    Had Stanley Kubrick and David Lynch made a movie together, it might have looked something like The Signal. show more

  • 40
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    As I watched the minimal plot unfold at a glacial pace in claustrophobic settings, I found myself wondering where the rest of the movie was. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The Signal is a road movie turned upside down and inside out. show more

  • 60
    New York Daily News

    Director William Eubank seems more concerned with building to an epic, superpowered ending rather than anything making a lick of sense. In the spirit of the characters and audience, though, it feels right. show more

  • 60
    John DeFore The Hollywood Reporter

    Captivating for a long stretch. show more

  • 72
    Todd Gilchrist The Wrap

    Although the film's ultimate payoff feels a little too big, and too insufficiently explained, to justify all of the obfuscation that led up to it, the script keeps the audience engaged and guessing right up to the end. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Its young director, however, has a considerable flair for surprise and visual gusto, and he even, on a shoestring, delivers sharp-looking special effects. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    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 dumbed-down resolution in a neatly wrapped package. show more

  • 75
    Glenn Kenny

    The Signal continues to get weirder, and creepier, and to bring up unusual questions for the viewer. show more

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