Cellular (2004)

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Critic Consensus: Though it's gimmicky and occasionally feels like a high-end cell phone ad, Cellular is also an energetic and twisty thriller.


Movie Info

A thin thread of electronic data may be the only thing that can save a women and her family in this thriller. Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is a biology teacher who is kidnapped by Ethan (Jason Statham), a vicious criminal who has threatened to murder her husband and son if he doesn't get what he wants. Ethan destroys the only working telephone in the cabin where she's held, but Jessica manages to put enough of the pieces together to send out a call that's picked up by Ryan (Chris Evans), a … More

Rating: PG-13 (for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references)
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Christopher Morgan, Chris Morgan, Eric Bress, J. Mackye Gruber, Larry Cohen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jan 18, 2005
Box Office: $32.0M
Runtime:
New Line Cinema - Official Site

Cast


as Jessica Martin

as Deason

as Craig Martin

as Jack Tanner

as Marilyn Mooney

as Dmitri

as Ricky Martin

as Custodian

as Friend of Chloe

as Specialty Girl

as Paramedic

as School Boy

as Vietnamese Artist

as Bank Teller

as Phone Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Cellular

All Critics (155) | Top Critics (38)

Using the clever premise, it packs a lot of thrills into a short space while keeping the level of tension consistently high.

Full Review… | September 18, 2004
ReelViews
Top Critic

So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

Neither Macy nor Basinger nor the intriguing setup nor the bursts of situational wit can rescue this thriller from joining the category of movies that are so bad they're good.

November 1, 2006
Christianity Today

...a great way to release some urban angst.

Full Review… | July 25, 2005

Cellular utilizes remarkable efficiency and ingenious construction to realize an exciting and funny story that seems plausible enough under the circumstances.

Full Review… | April 14, 2005
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

A typical chase picture, albeit a good one.

February 7, 2005

Audience Reviews for Cellular

A pretty good thriller. Nothing spectacular, but this film is very entertaining. The plot is simple, but very affective. It does take a few more "convenient" twists than I would have liked, but if you take this film for what it is, it's a fun ride.

jamers2011
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Fast-paced action. I kinda liked it.

Raajay
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

I think this is actually a very entertaining movie and overlooked in many ways. It has a really great pace and the characters are interesting and fun to watch. It's not all that extensive of a plot, but It's not a movie that was designed to be. You know the plot and what it's going to be like. For what it is, it's perfect. Chris Evans and the rest of the cast were great, I was pleasantly surprised. Jason Statham proves himself to be a man not to be messed with.

ythelastman89
Conner Rainwater

Super Reviewer

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