Cellular Reviews

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September 23, 2004
Cellular, based on a story by Larry (Phone Booth) Cohen, is a mobile phone thriller starring Nokia - it's depressingly implausible
September 21, 2004
It's the classic Hitchcock 'wrong man' set-up, pulled off with wit, energy, and a healthy sense of the ridiculous.
September 18, 2004
Using the clever premise, it packs a lot of thrills into a short space while keeping the level of tension consistently high.
September 14, 2004
Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.
September 11, 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.
September 10, 2004
September 10, 2004
September 10, 2004
Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness.
September 10, 2004
I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes.
September 10, 2004
An absurdly concocted car chase and rescue operation predicated on the marvels of modern telecommunications.
September 10, 2004
A plucky thriller that also serves as a satire on today's instant- gratification phone culture.
September 10, 2004
As the brand of thriller where ordinary people are in peril and forced to take extraordinary risks, Cellular is distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream.
September 10, 2004
Ellis manages a few sudden shocks, but he and the editors never discovered the secret of ratcheting up suspense.
September 10, 2004
The story moves briskly, the action is pulse-charging, and the laughs are many.
September 10, 2004
Highly improbable, maniacally action-packed.
September 10, 2004
There is nothing more to the movie than the usual thrills.
September 10, 2004
Logic has nothing to do with Cellular, but it's so quick-moving and fun we don't care.
September 10, 2004
Now you might think there'd be at least a few chills in such a dire predicament, but -- several car chases, a bunch of dirty cops and any number of bogus plot twists later -- you'd be proved wrong.
September 10, 2004
Comes fully charged if just a little bit silly, a wham-bam action flick with no pretense and plenty of fun.
September 10, 2004
The true beauty of this film is how the dramatic tension builds to almost unbearable levels, only to be snapped by a bit of humor, and then over and over takes up once again.
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