• PG-13, 1 hr. 25 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Jesse Baget
    In Theaters:
    Jun 1, 2012 Limited
    On DVD:
    Aug 21, 2012
  • Cavu Pictures


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Cellmates Reviews

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Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine

The film offers Tom Sizemore the perfect opportunity to prove himself worthy of a comeback. Alas, he fails spectacularly.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: .5/4

May 27, 2012
Andy Webster
New York Times
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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 Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1.5/5

May 31, 2012
Brian Tallerico

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 Source: HollywoodChicago.com | Original Score: 2.5/5.0

May 30, 2012
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
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A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, "Cellmates" is a sentence, all right.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

May 31, 2012
Ernest Hardy
Village Voice
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It's all grimly, predictably plotted without ever once being interesting.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 29, 2012
Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

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.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

June 5, 2012
Fred Topel

Not a real movie.

Full Review Source: CraveOnline | Original Score: 0 out of 10

June 21, 2012
Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A lifer with little chance for appeal

Full Review Source: Movie Habit | Original Score: 1.5/4

February 22, 2013
Tony Macklin

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 Source: tonymacklin.net | Original Score: 2.0/5

May 4, 2012
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Bold, witty and hilarious. A slice of comedy heaven. You'll laugh until it hurts.

Full Review Source: NYC Movie Guru | Original Score: 7.45/10

June 1, 2012
Brent Simon

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 Source: Shockya.com | Original Score: C+

July 29, 2012
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

The modest offbeat comedy gently spoofs racism.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: B-

May 5, 2012
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

A clever comedy filled with satirical humor and perceptive social commentary.

Full Review Source: ReelTalk Movie Reviews

May 20, 2012
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

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 Source: Cinema Signals | Original Score: 3/5

June 1, 2012
Phil Hall
Film Threat

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 Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 3/5

May 27, 2012
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