Nick and Jonah are MIT freshmen with a passion for hacking. While driving cross-country through Nevada with Nick’s girlfriend, Hailey, they follow rival hacker Nomad’s clues to a location 180 miles away…
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I really dig the photography aesthetic, but this film loses itself on the go. As a sci-fi, it's cool and has great ideas, but as the climax comes, it delivers confusion and blockbuster school by the book. What a shame - the first 20 minutes really got me excited.
The Signal tries to be too many different things at the same time: The X-Files, Dark City, Truman Show, Akira, and - God save us all - a hipster love story. Too much signal = information overload. Signal lost.
This is superb Coming-Of-Age-Science-Fiction flick. I'm deeply startled at movie having lyrically emotional scenes (beautiful drops of water, dream about protagonist's past etc...) & essence of "Shōnen Manga 少年漫画"(Reed "Dragon Ball" "NARUTO") at ONCE. I cried voicefully for the end him discovering the endless possibility.I'm impressed with Beau Knapp(really "Shōnen Manga"ish buzz)& Brenton Thwaites. SO WONDERFUL.
Well made on a technical level with gorgeous photography. The plot, while full of great ideas, is a bit sloppy and doesn't manage to sell the story in a convincing way for me. It reminded me a bit too much of Dark City for me to be completely wowed. Still a good albeit flawed effort. And the score was a big let down...
Another triumph for indie sci-fi. The metaphor for rationality vs. emotionality, the directorial style, the dignified usage of CGI, and its emphasis on story and emotion rather than special effects and mindless action all make this a brilliant addition to the growing genre.