When I reviewed last year’s Out of the Furnace, I said that there was not much reason for its existence. The same could be said for The Signal, an overall fairly weak sci-fi movie with a few good ideas. Many of the individual pieces were adroitly pulled off, but as a complete unit the film was mishandled. I will give it credit for keeping me interested from start to finish — usually enough for a recommendation, but not here. For anyone who as seen it, I take the incongruous behavior of the girlfriend as an analogy for the The Signal‘s failure.
Safety Not Guaranteed, Moon and The Box demonstrated that smaller-scale sci-fi projects can succeed when there is a grand vision in play. No such luck here. 5/10