Cell Reviews

January 1, 2017
This is the undead equivalent of fast food. Some might find comfort in all these known quantities. Those looking for anything of substance would do better to wait for an upgrade.
October 10, 2016
A deeply silly horror movie.
August 25, 2016
Cusack and Jackson aren't on their finest acting form, and this is one to forget.
July 8, 2016
What makes this movie about a zombie attack different from any other movie about a zombie attack? Nothing but its ineptitude.
July 8, 2016
The concept of humankind turning into one enormous mobile hotspot for use by an evil mastermind has legs. It's too bad Cell cuts the idea off at the knees.
July 7, 2016
Even if it weren't cheap-looking and dreary, "Cell" would still be hobbled by an entertainment landscape already lousy with zombies, and a hive-mind premise that - at least metaphorically - has been all but realized.
July 7, 2016
Even King's commentary on how cyber-connectivity breeds brainlessness feels shoehorned-in - mostly limited to a few lines from a snooty private-school administrator played by Stacy Keach.
July 7, 2016
Not a polished work of filmmaking. Some of the nighttime scenes are so poorly lit it's difficult to tell what's happening. The editing is ragged and adds to the confusion. More than a few of the supporting performances are embarrassingly amateurish.
July 7, 2016
Takes an intriguing satirical premise and dilutes whatever potency it had on the page.
July 7, 2016
The survivors never seem like anything but thinly drawn types and the sporadic attack scenes aren't especially original or scary.
Top Critic
July 7, 2016
It's not a good sign when a movie leaves you wishing that Eli Roth had directed it instead.
July 6, 2016
Eli Roth was once slated to direct, and would have been better.
July 1, 2016
'The Happening' with phones.