The Signal

Movie review by Jeffrey Anderson, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Sci-fi tale looks great but isn't very original.

PG-13 2014 95 minutes

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 3 reviews

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age 15+

Hack, hack, hack

Some young people tracks down a hacker on a nomansland road trip, but only to end to be an extraterrestrial experiment. If you love classic 2010s scifi with overpowered nerds that is more brain than shoot em up stream this.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much consumerism
age 15+

Missed the Target - Not Sure What the Target Was

Confusing, like the film's creators don't want viewers to understand the plot. A mystery to figure out is one thing; a stupid jumble is another. Action jumps from scene to scene of unrealistic science perpetrated by inhumane scientists. What and where is this mysterious place where the main protagonist is imprisoned? And why? Is he really contaminated with alien bacteria or something? His missing buddy, who suddenly appears inexplicably garbed like the scientists, explains - sort of. I wanted to care about the teens' predicament but they weren't all that likable. Ultimately I was just glad when the film finally ended, even though the last scene is....still confusing, natch. Not worth the effort to figure it all out!

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