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Cell 211 (Celda 211) Reviews

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August 28, 2016
The tension is high and the film is violent and gritty, but it also takes some leaps of logic and coincidences. The acting is decent and the film has a few nice little twists so its a decent thriller but not amazing.
½ May 6, 2016
This is something you would rarely find in Hollywood. Intense and realistic all the way through. There isn't the typical Hollywood ending you may have hoped for but its as believable as it can get.
It's not just action or suspense oriented but discusses themes about code of honor and justice
April 20, 2016
Amazing directing and great acting by the leads.
½ May 17, 2015
Outstanding movie........great characters and an unbelieveable catch 22 situation. If you liked Un Prophete or Carandiru you'll love this..................is it just me or is foreign cinema kicking Hollywood's ass even more than usual over the last few years?
January 20, 2015
Inteligente drama carcelario y una de las peliculas espa├▒olas m├ s taquilleras del pasado a├▒o.Seguro que ya piensan en su versi├▓n americana.
December 26, 2014
Magnificient movie with wonderful actings (exceptional Luis Tosar as Malamadre, with his accent from Seville, even enormously fun in some moments, and scaring the others), about prisons, corruption, power, honor codes, and what can happen to a man when he is in the wrong place, and how he can change. Intense and powerful.
October 12, 2014
Bought a good movie again , so this was the second time watching this ...still a great prison movie , like the genre anyway ! SOMDVD
October 4, 2014
Brutal, fascinating action film.
September 29, 2014
All I can say is Luis Tosar is such a bad ass here. The tension of this film builds up as the plot heats and gives more interesting moments.
½ June 18, 2014
It has it all: electrifying performances, clever script and exquisit direction.
March 25, 2014
"Nearly every minute throbs with heart-pounding suspense, from the opening scene of a prisoner slashing his wrists with a razor blade fashioned from a cigarette filter to its mournful, blood-soaked conclusion." "Director Daniel Monzon's picture - very well acted by the leads - manages to combine extremely clever, unpredictable plotting with plausible but unexpected character development, elevating standard genre fare to something much more substantial."
March 15, 2014
This is so far removed from your typical prison drama it's almost an insult to categorize it as one! This is an Electrifying, incredibly clever, intense thriller! And like the inmates it's not above breaking the rules!
February 19, 2014
An artistic and commercial success, the film won eight Goya Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor (Luis Tosar) and Best Adapted Screenplay.
½ February 8, 2014
Exceptional Movie.......Even reading subtitles didn't spoil this movie!
February 2, 2014
Great film, great performances, specially from argentine co-star Alberto Ammann
½ January 24, 2014
Undoubtedly better than Jingle All The Way.
January 15, 2014
Infinitely realistic prison-drama, a very intelligent plot which plays also moral dilemmas but avoiding sentimentality,
wise and impressive direction, excellent casting with performances bordering on perfection.
Super Reviewer
½ January 5, 2014
If you get through the gory opening scene, then you will probably love the rest of this action-packed prison flick that draws a very fine line between the good guys and the bad guys with its clever conceit: an eager new guard comes in a day before he starts his job and, through a terrible coincidence, gets caught up in a riot for the ages. There's one scene that seems unlikely - slight spoiler, a much-hated guard is thrown to the wolves - but the rest of the movie is white-knuckle drama (with a surprising and interesting political dimension behind it) that takes a character and tests him in a way a few films do. Brave, exciting work that swept the Goyas (Spain's Oscars) in 2009. Definitely see this one.
December 29, 2013
Cell 211 is a remarkable movie that is not 2 b missed by neone. While showing a man's desperate attempt to make d prisoners believe he's one of dem the plot thickens as he really sees d world of prisoners nd changing sides doesn't take long. Siding with his worst enemy, Juan Oliver puts his freedom, his wife, his self-respect nd basically everything at stake for a cause he was opposing i day prior. Heavy on quality drama and brilliant performances, Celda 211 is one of few foreign movies dat don't bore u.
November 25, 2013
My favourite prison related movie!!
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