Phone Booth Reviews

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April 4, 2018
Phone Booth is thrilling on many counts...
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 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 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 19, 2003
Phone Booth gets under your skin, despite the overload of tricks, twists, technical gimmicks and last-minute surprise that Schumacher employs to quicken the adrenaline and boost the running time.
Top Critic
April 15, 2003
A first-tier thriller, Phone Booth will make you think twice before you ever enter a public phone facility again, but while it curls your hair, it makes you think.
April 7, 2003
[A] taut thriller that hooked me from the outset.
April 4, 2003
A superficially gritty yet soullessly slick melodrama.
April 4, 2003
Anyone inclined to argue with the logic of the story -- and there's certainly much to argue about -- is advised to just sit back and watch how Farrell's Stu unravels before our eyes.
April 4, 2003
It's cinematic flash, tarted up with gritty gray-blue lighting and gimmicky photography.
April 4, 2003
A movie that combines a seriousness of purpose with an impish delight in craft, in a way Hitchcock would have appreciated.
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.
April 4, 2003
This is a slight story enlivened by good acting, crisp pacing and some graceful comic touches.
April 4, 2003
The reason it works is simple: Farrell.
April 4, 2003
Short, suspenseful, funny, and profane.
April 4, 2003
What keeps Phone Booth going, despite its premise, is the acting and the writing, both of which are top-notch.
April 4, 2003
This whole flick gives off a certain musty odour -- it's meant to be now but it sure doesn't smell that way.
April 4, 2003
A tense little sketch of a movie that catches you in a vise grip of tension and trickery.
April 4, 2003
Farrell delivers a tour de force in this clever cross between Sweet Smell of Success and Dog Day Afternoon.
April 4, 2003
The movie is Farrell's to win or lose, since he's onscreen most of the time, and he shows energy and intensity.
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