Cellmates Reviews

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit
February 22, 2013
A lifer with little chance for appeal
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Shockya.com
July 29, 2012
A slight but amiable prison-set satire, Cellmates surfs along mostly on the good fortune of its casting and sly peculiarity of its forced-odd-couple premise.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Fred Topel
CraveOnline
June 21, 2012
Not a real movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 0 out of 10
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International
June 5, 2012
Plodding, unfunny prison comedy in which a white racist shares a cell with a naive young Mexican. Still, it's nice to see Tom Sizemore working.
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
June 1, 2012
Bold, witty and hilarious. A slice of comedy heaven. You'll laugh until it hurts.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.45/10
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 1, 2012
Broad as the brute force presentation of hot button racial issues are, the players are fully up to attacking it for all they're worth.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andy Webster
New York Times
May 31, 2012
If you find the moral conversion of a militant lifelong bigot difficult to imagine, try the casting of the burly, fraying Mr. Sizemore as a romantic leading man.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
May 31, 2012
A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, "Cellmates" is a sentence, all right.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brian Tallerico
HollywoodChicago.com
May 30, 2012
Sizemore certainly does his best to elevate the material, but every time the movie threatens to kick into gear, something generic or even sitcom-ish in its degree of cliche derails it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5.0
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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
May 29, 2012
It's all grimly, predictably plotted without ever once being interesting.
Phil Hall
Film Threat
May 27, 2012
The real fun here comes from Stacy Keach as a warden who tries (and fails) to instill a mania for potato farming on his highly skeptical prisoners.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
May 27, 2012
The film offers Tom Sizemore the perfect opportunity to prove himself worthy of a comeback. Alas, he fails spectacularly.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
May 20, 2012
A clever comedy filled with satirical humor and perceptive social commentary.
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
May 5, 2012
The modest offbeat comedy gently spoofs racism.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tony Macklin
tonymacklin.net
May 4, 2012
Cellmates is an indie film that shouldn't work. And at times it doesn't, but at other times it has an offbeat integrity that engages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.0/5
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