White Noise
White Noise (2005)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: January 7, 2005
DVD Release Date: May 17, 2005
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Critic Score: 8% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While there are some built-in scares, the movie is muddled and unsatisfying.

Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

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.

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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone

Thrill-free thriller.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Dumb would-be thriller -- save your money.

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Christy Lemire
Associated Press

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.

James Berardinelli

There's no horror to speak of.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

This is one big missed opportunity.

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

White Noise is little more than an old-fashioned ghost story with a newfangled twist.

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Stephanie Zacharek

Even if its dorky climax throws you out of the mood again, there are staticky bits of White Noise that still manage to cling.

Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A messy cheesecake of supernatural horror without scaring the pants off its audience, nor making any real sense.

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Kevin M. Williams
Sort of an interesting premise (a deeply grieving husband is contacted by his recently deceased wife) but like a lot of supernatural thrillers its creepy set-up… More
Mike S
We don't see Michael Keaton in a lot of movies these days. Seems his career is about as dead as the deceased souls he communicates with in this one. At any… More
Directors Cat
It boasts a very interesting premise and it does have its own scares and thrills. Backed up by convincing acting it's not as bad as its put out to be. The… More
vieras esine
The first hour is solid gold, but then everything goes south and fast.
Alex roy
White Noise is a decent psychological horror film that has a good premise, but the plots at times doesn't really work. However the film is held together by… More
Jon Lantz
Saw it so long ago I don't remember it completly.