Phone Booth Reviews

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January 3, 2018
The script reads like it was phoned in. Why doesn't Farrell use his cell phone? We're offered a lame excuse.
December 27, 2010
This movie doesn't make sense on any level.
December 27, 2007
July 6, 2004
Way beyond plausible, but mercifully short.
November 6, 2003
September 9, 2003
Farrell and Sutherland deliver such strong performances that it's easy to overlook the script's melodramatic dialogue and insane lapses of reality.
June 26, 2003
Phone Booth is a movie completely disconnected from what suspense should be like.
May 21, 2003
A sloppy film filled with cheap moralizing. The plot holes are so large it's a good thing the streets were shut off from traffic.
May 16, 2003
Raises more questions than it answers as it attempts to convince us that a moralistic sniper would torture a sleazy publicist into tears of guilt and remorse over what amounts to a few paltry, venial sins.
April 24, 2003
Being browbeaten into learning someone else's values is almost as off-putting in narrative fiction as when it occurs in life.
April 22, 2003
The premise is admittedly a killer -- fun to think about, fun to see realized, not so fun to see screwed up in the last half-hour.
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.
April 20, 2003
It's amazing how Phone Booth hits its dramatic peak at the end of the first act and then descends into standard thrillerisms.
April 20, 2003
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).
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.
April 9, 2003
The situation requires something more believably frightening than "a madman"
April 8, 2003
The situation is suspenseful and unique enough to hold our attention for a time. Well in advance of the picture's climactic moments, however, it deteriorates into melodramatic talkiness.
April 8, 2003
I'd love to love this film. But Cohen's script is just so full of holes, it's impossible.
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.
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