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Phone Booth Reviews

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December 27, 2010
This movie doesn't make sense on any level.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2003
Joel Schumacher, master of the overblown, tries to craft a stripped-down, simple thriller and fails as desperately as only he can.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
September 11, 2002
The stratagems that compel the film to stay put are as improbable as they are illogical.
April 3, 2003
If the whole thing flags, then dive-bombs at the midway point, it's not because Farrell and Schumacher aren't trying hard, but because the filmmakers struggle to wedge in some meaning where none belongs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
Does a decent job of giving us the creeps until drizzling out toward the end.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2003
Phone Booth is a movie completely disconnected from what suspense should be like.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 5, 2003
The problem with Schumacher's direction is that while he keeps the suspense taut, he fails to utilize or heighten the danger and, most importantly, the claustrophobia, of the situation.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 7, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
April 7, 2003
All the heavy moralizing that comes after the nutty scenario soon becomes tiresome, and it left me wanting to hang-up on this film.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 3, 2003
A high-concept hostage drama of absolutely no value to anyone -- except maybe Bell Atlantic, whose titular street-corner pay phone is on screen for almost every agonizing frame.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 3, 2003
Despite the film's blessed brevity -- it's only 75 minutes -- it seems as artificially padded as a Reno showgirl.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2003
Bogus on every level.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 4, 2003
Nothing about Stu, in the end, is really important enough to justify the Sturm und Drang of Phone Booth or its tempest in a telecommunications teapot.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2003
A superficially gritty yet soullessly slick melodrama.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 22, 2003
If this sounds like a Kafkaesque spoof thrown together for the annual Publicists Guild of America luncheon, Larry Cohen's script is only occasionally that clever.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 20, 2003
What might have been a pretty decent claustrophobic thriller turns into a Mr. Rogers moral lesson (be nice to the pizza delivery guy).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 4, 2003
The movie's so hung up (pardon) on its gimmick it never transcends it.
November 6, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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