Cellmates (2012)

Worlds collide when hardened Ku Klux Klansman Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore) and Mexican field laborer Emilio (Hector Jimenez) are forced to share a prison cell. The unlikely relationship takes an unexpected turn when the chatty Emilio slowly… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: June 1, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 21, 2012
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Critic Score: 47% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Andy Webster
New York Times

If you find the moral conversion of a militant lifelong bigot difficult to imagine, try the casting of the burly, fraying Mr. Sizemore as a romantic leading man.

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Marty Mapes
Movie Habit

A lifer with little chance for appeal

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Frank Lovece
Film Journal International

Plodding, unfunny prison comedy in which a white racist shares a cell with a naive young Mexican. Still, it's nice to see Tom Sizemore working.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, "Cellmates" is a sentence, all right.

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Brent Simon

A slight but amiable prison-set satire, Cellmates surfs along mostly on the good fortune of its casting and sly peculiarity of its forced-odd-couple premise.

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Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru

Bold, witty and hilarious. A slice of comedy heaven. You'll laugh until it hurts.

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Ernest Hardy
Village Voice

It's all grimly, predictably plotted without ever once being interesting.

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Fred Topel

Not a real movie.

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Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals

Broad as the brute force presentation of hot button racial issues are, the players are fully up to attacking it for all they're worth.

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Flixster Audience Score: 62% Flixster User Reviews
Jesse Ortega
I quite enjoyed this movie, even if it got a little schmaltzy by the end, its heart is most definitely in the right place, so I can't complain too much.… More