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

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Schoolteacher Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is abducted by ruthless crook Ethan (Jason Statham) and brought to a remote hideout, where she finds a broken cell phone. Unfortunately, when she tries to use the malfunctioning phone to contact the authorities, she accidentally reaches college student Ryan (Chris Evans) instead. The young man wants to help Jessica, but she has no idea where her captors have taken her, and Ryan must scramble to figure out where she is before his cell phone goes dead.

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  • Apr 08, 2016
    Just an average thriller that tries something a little different but never anything great or memorable, A good cast but not greatly acted, Some good bits but the whole story is predictable and bland at times.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2013
    Decent, and honestly way better than I thought it would be. Unfortunately, this movie has aged rapidly because of its reliance on then-modern technology that's completely outdated today. I personally wouldn't have picked Kim Bassinger for this movie (I just can't see her as an incredibly intelligent biology teacher lol), but at least the rest of the cast is good, though an inexplicably random combination of actors together (William H. Macy, Jason Statham, and Jessica Biel all in the same movie? What the hell?). Anyway, this movie starts off very intriguing and suspenseful, but really begins to drag halfway through. The ending is good and kind of satisfying, so that makes up for it to some extent.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2013
    Though it's a rather formulaic thriller, Cellular is surprisingly intense and exciting. When Ryan Hewitt receives a random call on his cellphone from a woman who's been kidnapped, he takes it upon himself to save her and her family. Starring Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, Jason Statham, and William H. Macy, the cast is impressive and elevates the material. The writing is also rather good, and is able to keep this relatively simple plot engaging and full of intrigue. Additionally, the directing helps the film stay fast-paced and energetic. Entertaining and fun, Cellular is a solid action film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2012
    Typical thriller with no real plot
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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