Cellular (2004)



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

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A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life. With no knowledge of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her.
PG-13 (for violence, terror situations, language and some sexual references)
Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense
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Kim Basinger
as Jessica Martin
Matt McColm
as Deason
Richard Burgi
as Craig Martin
Noah Emmerich
as Jack Tanner
Rick Hoffman
as Lawyer
Eric Etebari
as Dimitri
Caroline Aaron
as Marilyn Mooney
Adam Taylor Gordon
as Ricky Martin
Bryan Holly
as Custodian
Brendan Kelly
as Mad Dog
Mircea Monroe
as Friend of Chloe
Alana Morshead
as Specialty Girl
Rob Nagle
as Paramedic
Andrew Michaelson
as School Boy
Brandon Osborne
as School Boy
Dat Phan
as Vietnamese Artist
Lorna Scott
as Bank Teller
Sean Smith
as Phone Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Cellular

All Critics (148) | Top Critics (35)

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
Top Critic

Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.

September 14, 2004
Village Voice
Top Critic

The picture has a low-stakes, cop-show vitality to it; it doesn't pretend to be more than the sum of its parts.

Full Review… | September 11, 2004
Top Critic

Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Washington Post
Top Critic

An absurdly concocted car chase and rescue operation predicated on the marvels of modern telecommunications.

Full Review… | September 10, 2004
Toronto Star
Top Critic

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.

Jameson Worley
Jameson Worley

Super Reviewer

Fast-paced action. I kinda liked it.

Wildaly M
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.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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