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Noise

Tim Robbins, William Hurt

Directed by Henry Bean
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May 29, 2008

What if a New Yorker got so pissed off at noise on the streets that he transformed himself into "the Rectifier" and took action against car alarms? Writer-director Henry Bean, the master behind The Believer, is that man. But instead of turning vigilante, he made a movie about it, put in Tim Robbins as the Rectifier and William Hurt as the mayor who opposes him, and worked out variations on a theme. It's wickedly amusing for a little bit — Robbins and Hurt really get into it — but ultimately the film becomes what it's fighting: just noise.

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