“Noise” Netflix Movie. Review: An Unadventurous Psychological Thriller

Noise is a thriller directed by Steffen Geypens starring Sallie Harmsen and Ward Kerremans.

A psychological suspense thriller very much in the style of Henry James… except for the more than obvious discrepancies, and it’s modernised. Good photography, good performances in a script that does not want – at any time – to escape from the genre’s tempting clutches.

About the Film

A film with very good photography and with very well-directed and curated scenes for a script that, however, does not want to step outside the established patterns of these psychological horror and “house in the suburbs” and family secrets films.

The best of the movie: the actress, Sallie Harmsen – who looks (more than suspiciously) like Naomi Watts making one of those movies that the phenomenal Australian actress delights in doing. Sallie Harmsen provides the character of an anguished mother perfectly, portraying her character with ease and knowing how to give her ” special touch” in the scenes. It is not a superb performance, of course, because the film doesn’t aim for those heights.

As for the plot: simplistic, one of those almost TV movies which borrow so many ideas that quite simply, they live in the comfort of the ones that already work, and that, letting them flow by themselves, end up without going anywhere further than being comfortable and simple entertainment.

And that’s not such a bad thing, either: are you looking for a neat genre film that doesn’t mess with anyone’s mind? Although the film promises to confront the deepest and most perverse terrain of the psyche, it loses steam on the way there, and goes no further than offering us a little more “of the same” in a technically neat thriller and, yes, which is perfect for an entertaining spring Friday.

Our Opinion

A film that just does the genre, it does it well, but we miss novelties and daring.

Release Date

March 17, 2023

Where to Watch Noise

Netflix

The Cast


Ward Kerremans / Matt

Sallie Harmsen / Liv

Jennifer Heylen

Johan Leysen

Jesse Mensah

Lize Feryn

Noise

Noise

Movie title: Noise

Movie description: Matt, an influencer and young parent to newborn Julius, discovers a dark secret from his dementing father's past. He starts an in-depth investigation, which consequently opens a Pandora's box of secrets and unravels more family dramas than anticipated. Matt's wife, Liv, is deeply concerned and will do everything in her power not to lose him, but is it too late..?

Date published: March 16, 2023

Country: Belgium

Director(s): Steffen Geypens

Writer(s): Steffen Geypens, Robin Kerremans, Hasse Steenssens

Cinematography: Anton Mertens

Music: Hannes De Maeyer

Actor(s): Sallie Harmsen, Ward Kerremans, Jennifer Heylen, Johan Leysen, Lize Feryn, Mieke De Groote, Daphne Wellens

Genre: Thriller

Companies: Caviar Films, Netflix

Our Opinion

A film that just does the genre, it does it well, but we miss novelties and daring.

Overall

3
Martin Cid
Martin Cid
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