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Cast:Tim Robbins, Bridget Moynahan, William Hurt,Margarita Levieva

Director:Henry Bean


Year: 2008


This is the tale of a man caught in the most impossible of conundrums: in love with his hometown, New York City, but driven mad by its noise. Transforming himself into "The Rectifier", David takes on everyone from the schmuck who ignores his own car alarm to the city's most powerful citizen, the Mayor. As his daring grows, New Yorkers rally behind him inspiring David to win this fight by the most ingenious of schemes.

Noise is From the creators of "The Believer", winner of the 2001 Sundance Grand Jury Prize, Noise is a much lighter film in comparison but it still manages to get the message across. Sure there has been movies like this before, about a man fed up with the system or just his surroundings and decides to take matters into is own hands, "Falling Down" with Michael Douglas is one that comes to mind. But Noise brings to the table it's own ideas, it is clever, funny and if not original then it is at least refreshing. Tim Robbins is excellent as David Owen, a man over the edge over the noise in his city. As crazy as it sounds I think we all have felt a little like David now and again, you have to remember being woke up in the middle of the night by some outside noise, if not a car alarm something that made you think about the same things David does. Over the top yes, but that is what keeps the film from becoming too "preachy" while still getting across it's statement and views. The cast is terrific but how can you ever go wrong with Tim Robbins and William Hurt. But I felt the highlight of the film was Margarita Levieva, who plays philosophy student who having meeting David turns his anger from revenge to a more positive and constructive one. I am not sure this would be a film for everyone but for those that just love good cinema or if you are just sick of the same old movies and are looking for something different this movie is the one. Noise is at times hilarious but it also enhances awareness towards noise pollution while providing a bit of inspiration to change things. I recommend picking this up today. Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment. **** Out Of *****