Noise (2008) A New Yorker (Tim Robbins), driven crazy by car alarms that interrupt the cultured life he leads with his cellist wife (Bridget Moynahan), becomes a… 2008-05-09 Unrated PT93M Tim Robbins William Hurt Bridget Moynahan
Movie Review

Noise (2008)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
Tim Robbins, Noise | TIM ROBBINS
TIM ROBBINS
EW's GRADE
B

Details Limited Release: May 09, 2008; Rated: Unrated; Length: 93 Minutes; With: Tim Robbins

A New Yorker (Tim Robbins), driven crazy by car alarms that interrupt the cultured life he leads with his cellist wife (Bridget Moynahan), becomes a car-vandalizing vigilante. The cops arrest him, the bombastic Giuliani-esque mayor (William Hurt) gets huffy, and the whole story shrieks to a climax that's comically waah-waah-waah in its neurotic agitation. As a follow-up to his striking 2002 directorial debut, The Believer, this second obsessive study in fanaticism by writer-director Henry Bean has its own delirious integrity and outsider-art charm. B

Originally posted May 07, 2008 Published in issue #991 May 16, 2008 Order article reprints