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The Signal

The Signal
  • 2014
  • US
  • 15
  • Directed by: William Eubank
  • Cast: Brenton Thwaites, Olivia Cooke, Beau Knapp
  • UK release: 27 March 2015

Nic (Thwaites) is a student with muscular dystrophy whose relationship with girlfriend Haley (Cooke) is under stress; then he wakes up in a sinister hospital run by Dr Wallace Damon (Fishburne). With excellent performances and a sparing use of effects, this disconcertingly off-kilter sci-fi flick announces writer/director Eubank as a remarkable talent.

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The Signal

23 Mar 20153 stars

Promising indie sci-fi with Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites

US indie sci-fi has been booming since Colin Trevorrow went from directing Safety Not Guaranteed to being handed the reins of Jurassic World. William Eubank’s The Signal might seem like just another entry for the ongoing pile of lo-fi, stargazing fare…

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