Phone Booth
Phone Booth (2003)

One man's life is thrown into turmoil by picking up a telephone in this claustrophobic thriller. Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell) is a brash, cynical, and self-centered public relations man who juggles a busy career with both a wife, Kelly… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 8, 2003
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Critic Score
71%
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User Score
64%



Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Quick pacing and Farrell's performance help make Phone Booth a tense nail-biter.

Andrew Sarris
New York Observer

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.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

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.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

One of the few artistically decent and commercially viable films Joel Schumacher has made over the past decade.

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Jack Mathews
New York Daily News

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.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

[A] taut thriller that hooked me from the outset.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This movie doesn't make sense on any level.

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David Edelstein
Slate

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.

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Mike Clark
USA Today

A superficially gritty yet soullessly slick melodrama.

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Blake French
Filmcritic.com

The next time I hear a payphone ringing, I definitely won't pick it up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Joel Schumacher gets the most out of a telephone call with <i>Phone Booth</i>.<p>It's a simple title for the movie and it's backed… More
Tyler Christian
Pure definition of underrated! A thrilling pressure cooker showcasing one of Colin Farrell's best performances, and is also the only Joel Schumacher film… More
Chris Weber
This is exhibit I can't remember which letter in the case for why Joel Schumacher is at his best when given smaller efforts with lower budgets. Filmed… More
Dan Schultz
An entertaining fast-paced thriller concerning a slimy publicist (Colin Farrell) who gets caught in a phone booth and is forced to stay on the line with a… More
Directors Cat
[img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/icons/icon14.gif[/img] I never dreamt until I saw Phone Booth that I could sit and watch a movie where a… More
Josh Morris
Phone Booth is an wonderfully absurd and enertaining thiller that makes no sense, but is unrelentingly funny and packed with weird twist and turns. Joel… More

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