• The Signal (2014)

The Signal

Release Date: June 13th, 2014

PG-13 |1 hr 37 min

Plot Summary

On a road trip, Nic and two friends are drawn to an isolated area by a computer genius. When everything suddenly goes dark, Nic regains consciousness - only to find himself in a waking nightmare.

Cast: Olivia Cooke , Brenton Thwaites , Beau Knapp , Patrick Davidson , Jeffrey Grover

Director: William Eubank

Genres: Drama , Mystery , Thriller , Sci-Fi

Production Co: Automatik

Distributors: Focus Features

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Captivating for a long stretch. show more

  • 72
    Todd GilchristTheWrap

    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 SmithNew 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
    V.A. MusettoNew York Post

    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. show more

  • 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. show more

  • 75
    Maitland McDonaghTV Guide Magazine

    It has a creepy power all its own. show more

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