The Signal

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The Signal
Three MIT students are on a cross-country trip when the decide to take a detour to track down and expose a malicious hacker. The place they find is a derelict building, but then something happens and they wake up in a sterile facility. The woman is in a coma while the two men are in separate cells. They are interviewed by the director, always in a HazMat suit, who wants to know all about ''The Signal'' ... but they students have no idea what he is talking about or why they are being held ...

97 minutes.
Parental Guidance 7-9 (Language, Violence).
Sci-Fi, Thriller.
Not having a good day ...
Not having a good day ...

Credits

Cast
Brenton Thwaites, Laurence Fishburne, Beau Knapp, Olivia Cooke, Lin Shaye
Director
William Eubank
ScreenplayCarlyle Eubank, William Eubank, David Frigerio
MusicNima Fakhrara
CinematographyDavid Lanzenberg
EditingBrian Berdan
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2014
Produced byAutomatik Entertainment, Low Spark Films

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreSci-fi
LanguageMild impact, infrequent, conversational
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceLow, mild impact, infrequent, actual and implied, stylised sci-fi action with no effects of violence.
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
Comments
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USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for some thematic elements, violence and language
Runtime97
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
4
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
0
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
4
Jump Scenes
3
Tense Family Scenes
0
Music (Scary/Tense)
4
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
4

CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)

Suggested age limit
14 +
Positive messages
1
Positive role models
1
Violence
3
Sex
1
Language
3
Consumerism
0
Drinking, drugs, smoking
0

Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Die Burger
Laetitia Pople quote iconOu resep gee 'n platgevalde koek.
5
Cape Times
John DeFore quote iconFright flick morphs into ordinary cat and mouse game.
5
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconThis movie is thought-provoking and intelligent and those qualities, prized by early purveyors of science fiction, are most welcome in an era when space opera has come to dominate (and perhaps even define) the genre.
15
ScreenIt
C. Fuchs quote iconNot horrible but frustrating in its execution and wasted potential.
8
Metacritic.com
30 critics
11
Rottentomatoes critics
70 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconDirector William Eubank clearly has big ideas and an impressive level of technical expertise; unfortunately, The Signal fritters them away on a poorly constructed story.
11
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
12
CommonSenseMedia
Staff evaluation quote iconSci-fi tale looks great but isn't very original.
10

What the People say

Metacritic.com users
41 users
13
Rottentomatoes users
11647 users
10
Internet
17771 Netizens quote iconVisually arresting, methodically paced, and almost perfectly executed
12

Average .. 51%

10

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