Film Brief: The Signal

Laurence Fishburne

Laurence Fishburne

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.

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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


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