Noise (2007)

Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, and William Hurt star in writer/director Henry Bean's topical urban comedy following one man's quest for a little peace and quiet in the big city. The noise was bothersome when David Owen (Robbins)… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: October 22, 2007
DVD Release Date: September 16, 2008
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Critic Score: 57% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Noise starts with an interesting premise, but fails to build it into a cohesive whole.

Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times

How can you resist a hero who gets worked up because a car alarm disrupts his extremely tenuous grasp on a difficult but life altering passage of Hegel?

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

The black comedy Noise may be a one-joke movie but it's a resonant one.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Could have and should have been a demented little gem, but as it is, it's just a muddled, sloppy, and often incoherent little rant about New York...

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Amid the seasonal din of so many raucous summer blockbusters, Noise offers blessed relief in the form of a strong central performance, sharp dialogue and edgy humor.

Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A tale of obsession and vigilantism cut with humor and a little Hegel, Henry Bean's Noise is a satisfyingly screwy New York story in which a successful businessman/family man jettisons all because he can't stand the cacophony on the street.

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John P. McCarthy
Boxoffice Magazine

Bean's scenario is too inconsequential to take seriously and not outlandish enough to entertain.

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Jay Weissberg

Amusing but marginal.

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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

Noise has too many warring genres on the boil and too many thoughts jockeying for supremacy.

Lee Marshall
Screen International

Having hooked us with the tagline, director Henry Bean never seems to be sure quite where to run with it.

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Flixster Audience Score: 60% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
A little comedic gem that asks "what bothers you about society" and then " why aren't you fighting against it?" Not laugh out loud… More
Stella Dallas
was this a comedy? weak. some semi interesting ideas that lacked focus and edge. barely kept my attention
Jim Hunter
Netflix identifies this as a comedy, but there wasn't a funny frame in the whole film. Even as a dramatic film, it's muddled, as though the director… More
Walter M.
In "Noise," Dave Owen(Tim Robbins), an attorney who lives on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, gets so distracted by the sounds of blaring car alarms… More
CAST: Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, Margarita Levieva, Gabrielle Brennan, William Baldwin, William Hurt, Maria Ballesteros DIRECTED BY: Henry Bean… More
Sol C
On the positive, Tim Robbins really shines in this film. He gives a terrific performance. I loved the style of this film. Bridget Moynahan also does a good job… More

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