Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars. Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars.
Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars.

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Signal the Movie review: Japanese spin-off feature continues the time-bending crime busting in predictable fashion

  • Signal plays fast and loose with time travel, and crimes are solved with little more impact in the past and present than the changing of a newspaper headline
  • Curious parties approaching the franchise for the first time will be better served seeking out the TV series or the superior Korean original to begin with

Topic |   Asian cinema: Japanese films
Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars. Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars.
Michiko Kichise (front left) and Kentaro Sakaguchi in a still from Signal the Movie (category IIB; Japanese), directed by Hajime Hashimoto. Kazuki Kitamura also stars.
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