Cellular (2004)

A random wrong number on his cell phone sends a young man into a high-stakes race against time to save a woman's life. With no knowledge of Jessica Martin other than her hushed, panicked voice on the other end of the tenuous cell phone… 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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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens.

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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.

Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes.

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Agnieszka Tennant
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.

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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.

Susan Walker
Toronto Star

An absurdly concocted car chase and rescue operation predicated on the marvels of modern telecommunications.

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Uri Lessing

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

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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