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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 threatened to murder her husband and son if he doesn't get what he wants. Ethan destroys the only working telephone in the cabin where she's held, but Jessica manages to put enough of the pieces together to send out a call that's picked up by Ryan (Chris Evans), a college student, on his cellular phone. Jessica manages to convince Ryan of the gravity of… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 55%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Using the clever premise, it packs a lot of thrills into a short space while keeping the level of tension consistently high."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness."
‑ Desson Thomson, Washington Post
"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."
‑ CT Staff, Christianity Today
"A typical chase picture, albeit a good one."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"Not just a matter of falling short of fulfilling potential; this is a genuinely irritating, over-blown movie."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes."
‑ Stephen Hunter, Washington Post
"...a great way to release some urban angst."
‑ Uri Lessing, www.kcactive.com
"Cellular cleverly fleshes out the premise of a cell phone being the connection between two strangers, and takes it from there."
‑ Urban Cinefile Critics, Urban Cinefile
"O bom ritmo e as competentes seqüências de ação quase nos fazem ignorar os colossais furos do roteiro e a implausibilidade da trama de modo geral."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The picture has a low-stakes, cop-show vitality to it; it doesn't pretend to be more than the sum of its parts."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek, Salon.com
"So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens."
‑ Nell Minow, Common Sense Media
"Cellular utilizes remarkable efficiency and ingenious construction to realize an exciting and funny story that seems plausible enough under the circumstances."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"... pure guilty-pleasure entertainment... a one-gimmick pony that amazingly holds your attention for ninety minutes..."
‑ Kevin A. Ranson, MovieCrypt.com
"It's a smart dumb movie made by people who are intent on approaching ridiculous proceedings with wit and imagination."
‑ Mark Palermo, Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
More reviews for Cellular on Rotten Tomatoes

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