If the signal dies so does she
A young man receives an emergency phone call on his cell phone from an older woman. The catch? The woman claims to have been kidnapped; and the kidnappers have targeted her husband and child next.
I remember wanting to see this when it came out at the cinema. The day I went to see it, I had a sudden change of heart as I got there and decided to see Collateral for a 3rd time. I then totally forgot about this film for the next few years...
Worth the wait though, a lot of good fun for a 12A action film! Light hearted, some decent comedic moments (I fear this would have been atrocious had it tried to take itself too seriously) especially from William H Macy, decent enough action scenes and interesting enough to keep me watching. Chris Evans' charisma pretty much carries the film, Basinger is terrible beyond belief but thankfully her scenes…
An interesting premise, but an average film.
an interesting plot, but wasted by poor performance. and what was on those climax scenes???
The plot is preposterous, so that means you depend on stellar performances by the leads to make it work [think Face/Off] and while Chris Evans is likable, William H. Macy is dependable as always, Jason Statham and Kim Basinger are both wasted in their roles. Basinger's role is the macguffin of the piece and she isn't given all that much to do, and when she does do stuff, you don't believe that character would do those actions.
So while this movie is completely watchable, it is unsatisfying. The end fight is entertaining, but overall the movie is as forgettable as a dropped call. Not Recommend
Very cheesy, yet fun film with a cool original premise.
Terrible. Complete garbage.
Cellular may be seen as a terrible movie, and I'll even say that it's nothing to talk about, but it is not bad and in fact, I think it achieves its purpose as a simple film with action to keep the (passive) moviegoer entertained. Statham has some decent action scenes and Macy doesn't do TOO bad, though this is disappointing for his reputation. Also, Chris Evans seemed very unemotional the first part of the film, and that continues on to the rest of the cast in that the acting in this film is not what it could have been. I'm not going to talk about plot, because one could easily figure out that it's not gonna be good. And the…
"Do you want to die here?"
Cellular is pure adrenaline and harmless fun in the best possible way. Featuring a solid cast that introduces some well-known faces such as Kim Basinger, Chris Evans, Jason Statham and William H. Macy, who was hilarious by the way, this movie directed by David R. Ellis is funny, exciting and ultimately a rewarding experience as long as lots of fun and amusement are the things you expect from this very cool action thriller.
En halv stjärna för nostalgisk 90-talskänsla.
Minus en halv stjärna för ful 90-talskänsla. Filmmusikens sämsta decennium.
En halv stjärna för Nina Simone.
Minus en halv stjärna för märklig Nina Simone-remix.
En halv stjärna för kul koncept med hög potential.
Minus en halv stjärna för bortkastad potential.
En halv stjärna för William H Macy, en halv stjärna för Santa Monica-piren och en halv stjärna för att den tog slut relativt fort.
Minus en stjärna för världens bästa undertexter, någonsin.
Summa: 1 stjärna. Frågor på det?
Spannender Film mit interessanten Wendungen
This movie reminded me of the awesomeness of 'Sinnerman' at least. Such a good song!
To start with, Kim Basinger is really shit in this (can't remember her other films so it may be that she's crap anyway), William H Macy, on the other hand, is as excellent as ever. Not quite enough action for an action film and feels more like a late 90s film than 2004.