White Noise
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Successful architect Jonathan Rivers' peaceful existence is shattered by the unexplained disappearance and death of his wife, Anna. Jonathan is eventually contacted by a man, who claims to be receiving messages from Anna through EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). At first skeptical, Jonathan then becomes convinced of the messages' validity, and is soon obsessed with trying to contact her on his own. His further explorations into EVP and the accompanying supernatural messages unwittingly open a door to another world, allowing something uninvited into his life.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 8%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Though I'm well disposed toward elliptical spook stories that depend on the audience's imagination for their jolts and effects, it takes art as well as craft to put them across, and Geoffrey Sax's direction of a Niall Johnson script has neither."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"Thrill-free thriller."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"Dumb would-be thriller -- save your money."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Something evil this way comes without much nerve-jangling fanfare (most of the screams came from the soundtrack rather than the audience) or conviction (portal schmortal)."
‑ Mark Halverson, Sacramento News & Review
"Some of its filmic devices seem a little hokey for a movie that is apparently trying to persuade us that EVP is a real phenomenon."
‑ Peter T. Chattaway, Christianity Today
"White noise is intended to help you fall asleep. White Noise would never let you do that, though. It's far too interested in a cacophony of cheap scares."
‑ Christy Lemire, Associated Press
"There's no horror to speak of."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"This is one big missed opportunity."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Is the movie scary? Only if this is your first scary movie."
‑ Rob Gonsalves, eFilmCritic.com
"The only problem is that there's just not that much of a reason to sit up and check out what all of the noise is about."
‑ Steve "Uncle Creepy" Barton, Dread Central
"White Noise is little more than an old-fashioned ghost story with a newfangled twist."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Even if its dorky climax throws you out of the mood again, there are staticky bits of White Noise that still manage to cling."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"A messy cheesecake of supernatural horror without scaring the pants off its audience, nor making any real sense."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"The paranormal phenomenon surely has its millions of converts, but White Noise is so silly, it just may turn many into non-believers."
‑ Doris Toumarkine, Film Journal International
"The soundtrack and crackling static, contorting into mysterious moans, create a chilling mood, but the characters are so thin."
‑ , Empire Magazine
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