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: April 4, 2003
DVD Release Date: July 8, 2003
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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

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.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

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

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

This movie doesn't make sense on any level.

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David Edelstein

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.

Blake French

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
Dean King
Very good tense thriller!
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
Daniel J DeMersseman
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[img][/img] I never dreamt until I saw Phone Booth that I could sit and watch a movie where a… More
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