Cellular Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
CT Staff
Christianity Today
November 1, 2006
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.
| Original Score: 2/4
Uri Lessing
July 25, 2005
...a great way to release some urban angst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
April 14, 2005
Cellular utilizes remarkable efficiency and ingenious construction to realize an exciting and funny story that seems plausible enough under the circumstances.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
February 7, 2005
A typical chase picture, albeit a good one.
| Original Score: B
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
February 3, 2005
Cellular cleverly fleshes out the premise of a cell phone being the connection between two strangers, and takes it from there.
Kevin A. Ranson
January 21, 2005
... pure guilty-pleasure entertainment... a one-gimmick pony that amazingly holds your attention for ninety minutes...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 20, 2005
Not just a matter of falling short of fulfilling potential; this is a genuinely irritating, over-blown movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 59/100
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
November 29, 2004
O bom ritmo e as competentes seqüências de ação quase nos fazem ignorar os colossais furos do roteiro e a implausibilidade da trama de modo geral.
| Original Score: 3/5
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
November 25, 2004
It's a smart dumb movie made by people who are intent on approaching ridiculous proceedings with wit and imagination.
Randy Shulman
Metro Weekly (Washington, DC)
November 4, 2004
A crisp, efficient, waste-free thriller that keeps us riveted for a full ninety minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
October 31, 2004
The movie has a primitive appeal, but you have to do a lot of forgiving and forgetting to let it work on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
October 24, 2004
The film bogs down too much and too often to be entertaining...
| Original Score: C-
Guylaine Cadorette
September 27, 2004
..has enough thrills to keep you hooked, provided you suspend your disbelief for 92 minutes--a hard feat, considering all the ludicrous curves it throws at you.
Tony Medley
September 26, 2004
a realistic (for Hollywood) thriller that proceeds at a breakneck pace...Kim Basinger and Chris Evans do terrific jobs.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Matthew Turner
September 25, 2004
Despite the occasional suspicion that you're watching an extended phone advert, Cellular is surprisingly good fun - it's fast-paced and inventive and even its dodgier moments are hilarious.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
September 23, 2004
It worked for me. I had my over-critical circuits (and phone) turned off.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
James Christopher
Times [UK]
September 23, 2004
Cellular, based on a story by Larry (Phone Booth) Cohen, is a mobile phone thriller starring Nokia - it's depressingly implausible
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
September 22, 2004
A slick, unpretentious little film that's content with glowering villains, winsome protagonists and plot twists that provoke the occasional mild gasp.
Nev Pierce
September 21, 2004
It's the classic Hitchcock 'wrong man' set-up, pulled off with wit, energy, and a healthy sense of the ridiculous.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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