The Signal

User Score
6.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36

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  1. Fantasy
    Mar 1, 2008
    0
    This Signal is interrupted by ineptitude from the script, directing and acting. Otherwise it is fine! Avoid.
  2. MichaelP.
    Feb 22, 2008
    3
    Divided into three segments, each with a different director. The first segment is good enough to give you some hope, but it's quickly crushed by the other two.
  3. syzygy
    Feb 24, 2008
    1
    Begins with some promise as a fast, edgy, atmospheric flick with possibly something to say about the mindlessly craven zeros television has turned us into, but it it quickly loses focus and degenerates into a sorry, loud mess.
  4. BryanBusch
    Feb 25, 2008
    2
    This movie was a headachey torture-fest. Where there should have been action and tension, there was torture, instead.
  5. SeanF.
    Jun 14, 2008
    1
    A very bad movie, that starts off with some promise, but only gets worse and worse and worse. The critics that actually thought this was ok, should have their heads examined.
Metascore
63

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 19
  2. Negative: 2 out of 19
  1. 50
    This uneven but impressive shot-on-digital shocker earns a marker in the mausoleum of apocalyptic horror--a genre that's proving (un)surprisingly durable in the new century.
  2. Mostly comes down to rage fiends going at one another with baseball bats, knives, pesticide tanks, and power drills.
  3. 38
    The Signal combines the inconstancy of an omnibus film with the blandness of art by committee. The end result feels less like a blend of distinct styles than an opportunistic hodgepodge, a second-hand premise wedded to an attention-grabbing gimmick.