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Noise

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Tim Robbins, Noise

Noise

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
93 minutes
Limited Release Date:
05/09/08
performer:
Tim Robbins, William Hurt, Bridget Moynahan
director:
Henry Bean
author:
Henry Bean

We gave it a B

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