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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
15
Cast
Michael Keaton
Deborah Unger
Chandra West .
Directors
Geoffrey Sax.
Screenwriters
Running Time
98 minutes

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White Noise


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Plot
Jonathan Rivers mourns his wife’s unexplained death, he’s approached by a man claiming she’s made contact through the white noise of his TV set. Keaton quickly becomes obsessed and, by kitting out his house with E. V. P. gubbins, invites other, more ominous beings into his life


Review
Electronic Voice Phenomenon — the dead communicating with the living via broadcast equipment — provides White Noise with an unsettling conceit. As Michael Keaton mourns his wife’s unexplained death, he’s approached by a man claiming she’s made contact through the white noise of his TV set. Keaton quickly becomes obsessed and, by kitting out his house with E. V. P. gubbins, invites other, more ominous beings into his life.


The soundtrack and crackling static, contorting into mysterious moans, create a chilling mood, but the characters are so thin we never understand why Keaton would abandon his life for the paranormal. And once he does, he keeps falling into the film’s plot holes. How can someone receive communications from the living via E. V. P.? And why does it become a kidnap chase?




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"They can't all be nice."

A bland thriller that's suspiciously lacking in thrills, White Noise is little more than a mildly intriguing ghost story riddled with plot holes and capped off with an angrily unsatisfactory conclusion... but make no mistake, Michael Keaton is not who's to blame here. ... More

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Posted by movienut707 at 01:04, 05 November 2013 | Report This Post


This film includes Michael Keaton as John Rivers looking through hours and hours of static video tape hoping for something. And as a viewer of the film, you'll probably feel the same way throughout the film. Despite its creepy set up with the idea of EVP (which has been relatively looked over by Hollywood), and at first Michael Keaton appears to be holding the film together. However, a terrible supporting cast (who looked as if they have been to the Over-Acting School Of Acting), and a stinky... More

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Posted by ukedge87 at 11:12, 26 March 2007 | Report This Post


silent poop

what an awful film with no plot. white noise thats more like silent draft. Waste of time with one or two scares. ... More

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Posted by alexisreaver2132 at 14:24, 17 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: static

I agree with Merly. Although the first half is far better then the second. When he starts being able to see those that are about to die that is when it becomes a dud. ... More

Posted by BasilFawlty at 09:16, 15 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: static

I don't think this film is half as bad as people say either. It's not great by any means but it's not that dire. I found it quite chilling myself ... More

Posted by Merly at 19:07, 11 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: static

There's going to be a sequal? ... More

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Posted by Monkey Wrench at 23:56, 10 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: static

Really tried to like this movie until the horrible ending spoiled it all. i mean the mystrey guy we didnt know about turned out to be a guy the main character saw on a lift. Not looking 4ward to the sequal ... More

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Posted by PhiLdO90 at 22:19, 10 May 2006 | Report This Post


RE: static

Not as bad an everyone says, had quite a bit of potential just never realised. A back story to the three shadows would have been nice. As for the reviews points: 1.) Keaton abandons his life for the paranormal because he wants to see his dead wife a bit more 2.) He is not recieving messages from the living via EVP, he is receiving messages about the future from his dead wife via EVP. 3.) And it turns into a kidnap story because the three shadows like to see people tortured. So they kid... More

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Posted by Kilo_T_Mortal at 10:21, 10 May 2006 | Report This Post


static

this film does deliver some chills but does have a dissapointing ending though. A quite freaky story but doesn't live up to it's expectations ... More

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Posted by deej_563 at 14:42, 18 February 2006 | Report This Post


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