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Cellular PG-13

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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Closed captioning available
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 34 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released: January 18, 2005
  • Originally Released: 2004
  • Label: New Line Home Video
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
  • Audio:
    • 5.1 Surround Sound - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Deleted/ Alternate Scenes:
      1. Optional Director Commentary
    • Preview Trailer from New Line Cinema
    • Trailers: Theatrical Trailer
    • Featurette:
      1. Celling Out - A look at cell phones in today's culture.
      2. Dialing up Cellular - making of the film
      3. Code of Silence: Inside the Rampart Scandal
    • Audio Commentary:
      1. David Ellis - Director
      2. Larry Cohen - Screen Writer
      3. Chris Morgan - Screen Writer
  • DVD-ROM Features:
    • Script-to-Screen

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Entertainment Reviews:


Total Count: 149


User Ratings: 78,768
[A]n improbably enjoyable new telecommunications action thriller....[I]t also has an easygoing, balmy vibe...
New York Times
Sep 10, 2004
Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle.
Village Voice
Sep 14, 2004
Chris Evans is blithely likable....Basinger makes a vividly frightened woman in peril, and William H. Macy scores...
Entertainment Weekly
Sep 17, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- ...a great way to release some urban angst. Full Review
Jul 25, 2005
CELLULAR hurtles along at a grand pace....It's the smaller character moments that resonate…The best moments come from Kim Basinger...
Sight and Sound
Dec 1, 2004
Rating: 3/5 -- It's the classic Hitchcock 'wrong man' set-up, pulled off with wit, energy, and a healthy sense of the ridiculous. Full Review
Sep 22, 2004
Rating: 2/4 -- 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. Full Review
Christianity Today
Nov 1, 2006

Product Description:

The very definition of a "taut" thriller, this suspense yarn scripted by Larry Cohen (PHONE BOOTH) aims straight for the adrenaline glands and never lets go. A lazy beach bum named Ryan (Chris Evans) finds himself getting focused in a real hurry when he receives a random cell phone call from kidnapped biology teacher (Kim Basinger). She's locked in an attic with a room full of killers below, and has only managed to contact him via crossing loose wires on a smashed phone; if they lose the connection, she may never get another one, and the kidnappers are going after her child next. What follows is a nonstop race all over Los Angeles as Ryan deals with connection-threatening problems like tunnels, low batteries, and crossed signals. William H. Macy is great as the weary cop who doggedly senses something's amiss, and British actor Jason Statham (SNATCH) is a really scary kidnapper with a convincing American accent. Hitchcock would likely smile in approval of director David R. Ellis borrowing many of his suspense building tricks, as it's all in the service of keeping the anxiety jacked up to maximum. This is fine b-movie entertainment, with believable, intelligent characters, no GGI effects, and everything happening in (almost) real time. Highlights include a cell phone store visit and Eddie Driscoll as an obnoxious lawyer. Basinger is amazing, as usual, in a difficult role.


Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 55,700
  • UPC: 065935207238
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
  • International Shipping: 1 item

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