Cellular (2004)

A thin thread of electronic data may be the only thing that can save a women and her family in this thriller. Jessica Martin (Kim Basinger) is a biology teacher who is kidnapped by Ethan (Jason Statham), a vicious criminal who has… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 10, 2004
DVD Release Date: January 18, 2005
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though it's gimmicky and occasionally feels like a high-end cell phone ad, Cellular is also an energetic and twisty thriller.

James Berardinelli

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

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness.

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CT Staff
Christianity Today

Neither Macy nor Basinger nor the intriguing setup nor the bursts of situational wit can rescue this thriller from joining the category of movies that are so bad they're good.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes.

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Uri Lessing

...a great way to release some urban angst.

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Stephanie Zacharek

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

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens.

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Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Cellular utilizes remarkable efficiency and ingenious construction to realize an exciting and funny story that seems plausible enough under the circumstances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
Jameson Worley
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… More
Lady D'arbanville
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… More
Wildaly M
Fast-paced action. I kinda liked it.
Alex roy
Cellular is an interesting average Thriller film. The cast is decent at best and the story is not too bad either. I'm usually not a fan of Kim Basinger,… More
Conner Rainwater
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.… More
Lorenzo von Matterhorn
<i>"If the signal dies so does she."</i> A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch?… More