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  • Summary: People have always searched for a way to communicate with the other side - fascinated, motivated, driven to find a way to connect with loved ones who have passed on. Now comes this suspense thriller that explores this very-real, other-worldly communication - White Noise. Tapping into our deepest fears and most profound longings, White Noise forces us to re-examine the world in which we live and, in the process, question our most basic notions about life and death. (Universal) Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 32
  2. Negative: 18 out of 32
  1. A not-bad ghost story that marks a comeback of sorts for its star, Michael Keaton, who hasn't top-billed a movie for almost a decade.
  2. But Keaton is a mistake. He's an actor with an innate sense of irony firmly grounded in the here and now. Even as Batman, skepticism was his forte; true belief falls way outside his range.
  3. Boring and fundamentally silly.
  4. It's yet another warm, fuzzy, New-Age tale that cozies us into believing the grave doesn't mean oblivion.
  5. Hampered by Niall Johnson's script, which is often confusing, muddy and ultimately cliche-ridden.
  6. 25
    Poor Keaton, a capable actor who was absent from the screen for several years, is hamstrung by the material even more than in last year's dismal "First Daughter."
  7. 12
    A moronic exercise in supernatural claptrap.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 34
  2. Negative: 20 out of 34
  1. Jul 26, 2011
    This movie had a great concept and touched on topics rarely explored. Although I do not believe in the paranormal this movie was epic and contained everything necessary for it to be suspenseful. Apparently it was a direct to dvd release which only adds to its cult status. Expand
  2. WhiteN.
    Mar 9, 2006
    I really liked this movie it kept me on the edge of my seat the whole time...thought the acting was really good as well i would definately recommend it ..the only negative thing i could say about it was i did not like the ending of the movie left you hanging had no clue what happened. Expand
  3. Jul 3, 2011
    Pretty good with some decent scares and a great performance from Michael Keaton as the architect mourning his wife. The ghost effects I thought were really cool and the whole serial killer sub plot came totally out of the blue for me. In sum, a decent thriller that is a great movie to watch on Halloween. Expand
  4. GoolfeedanA
    Sep 25, 2005
    I expected this to be a a good scary movie. The commercials made it seem terrifying. This isnt a a good horror/thriller.
  5. Mar 31, 2013
    A concept that is interesting but a movie that was made horribly and didn't make sense at all. Half the time your watching Michael Keaton watch a screen with a look on his face that he well knows he is in a garbage of a film. Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Mar 13, 2007
    I rented it for 99 cents and still felt like I got ripped off after watching it. I would call it a piece of crap, but that would be insulting to crap. Expand
  7. Aug 27, 2012
    The most boring uneventful "horror" movie that I ever laid eyes on. Such a pathetic movie with absolutely nothing to offer except misery. Who could possibly sit through this. Dreadful with a clueless dull story. Expand

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