Overall Rank: 7745
Average Rating: 2.5/4
# of Ratings: 29
Theatrical Release Date: 06/13/2014
Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/23/2014
Genre: Sci-Fi, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: William Eubank
Actors: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Laurence Fishburne, Beau Knapp, Lin Shaye, Robert Longstreet
Plot: A trio of friends, MIT educated hackers, follow a fellow hacker, Nomad, to the Nevada desert. Once they finally track him down, he delivers a cryptic message before all three fall unconscious. Waking up captive in a secure facility, they will find things go much deeper than they could possibly imagine. -- Chris Kavan
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Chris Kavan - wrote on 02/15/2015
Although I'm still not exactly certain what was going on, The Signal is the kind of smart sci-fi that is too often overlooked. Three friends on a road trip find themselves tracking a mysterious hacker only to find themselves part of an experiment - but figuring out whose running the show is just the beginning. This one will leave you guessing until the conclusion. Even though I think there are holes you can poke through this one, the concept is novel and the story is intriguing. Take a chance on this one.
Snoogans - wrote on 09/26/2014
The directing offers some surface value through the use of striking visuals and slo-mo. The sci-fi elements are underplayed and the mystery plot is adequate. I was interested in the beginning. It plods along through the middle with only a tiny amount of information ever told. This would've worked as decent buildup, but the third act 'escape' is just as slow and it leads to a slightly surprising, yet underwhelming finale.
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ikkegoemikke - wrote on 02/16/2015
I had no idea what this film was about when I started watching it. Looking at the movie poster, you can assume it has something to do with SF. But I didn't expect it to be such a brilliant film. Compared with other great well known SciFi's, "The Signal" is more of a modest movie. This will probably also be due to the small budget (4 Million Dollars). But despite this small budget, this magnificent indie has some very successful moments with hallucinatory special effects.
Sometimes you watch a movie and you are wondering all the time what's actually going on. Eventually I had the same feeling as Nic (Brenton Thwaites) : groping in the dark, anxiously looking for the truth and feeling desperate. Nic was on its way to California, together with his girlfriend Haley (Olivia Cooke) and …
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