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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.



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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.

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Kim Basinger
as Jessica Martin
Richard Burgi
as Craig Martin
Noah Emmerich
as Jack Tanner
Eric Etebari
as Dimitri
Caroline Aaron
as Marilyn Mooney
Adam Taylor Gordon
as Ricky Martin
Bryan Holly
as Custodian
Mircea Monroe
as Friend of Chloe
Alana Morshead
as Specialty Girl
Rob Nagle
as Paramedic
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 (149) | Top Critics (34)

Using the clever premise, it packs a lot of thrills into a short space while keeping the level of tension consistently high.

Sep 18, 2004 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.

Sep 14, 2004

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

Sep 11, 2004

Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness.

Sep 10, 2004 | Full Review…

I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes.

Sep 10, 2004 | Full Review…

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

Sep 10, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

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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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Cellular is as corny as an Action movie can be and as a result is highly predictable, whilst I'm sure it's going to be a highly forgettable film, it did at least hold some kind of entertainment value to make it watchable. Not one to watch for Jason Statham fans as this was far from his best role to date, he wasn't the main star and his accent yet again was terrible. Easy watching but slightly laughable.

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Lady D'arbanville

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