A young man (Chris Evans) tries to help a kidnapped stranger (Kim Basinger) after she contacts him on a cell phone.
" Highly improbable, maniacally action-packed. "
" Buoyant, pleasantly pulpy, invigorating doodle. "
" As the brand of thriller where ordinary people are in peril and forced to take extraordinary risks, Cellular is distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream. "
" Using the clever premise, it packs a lot of thrills into a short space while keeping the level of tension consistently high. "
" Now you might think there'd be at least a few chills in such a dire predicament, but -- several car chases, a bunch of dirty cops and any number of bogus plot twists later -- you'd be proved wrong. "
" An absurdly concocted car chase and rescue operation predicated on the marvels of modern telecommunications. "
" I enjoyed every one of its 89 minutes. "
" There is nothing more to the movie than the usual thrills. "
" Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness. "
" Logic has nothing to do with Cellular, but it's so quick-moving and fun we don't care. "
" The story moves briskly, the action is pulse-charging, and the laughs are many. "
" A plucky thriller that also serves as a satire on today's instant- gratification phone culture. "
" Ellis manages a few sudden shocks, but he and the editors never discovered the secret of ratcheting up suspense. "
" The picture has a low-stakes, cop-show vitality to it; it doesn't pretend to be more than the sum of its parts. "
" Comes fully charged if just a little bit silly, a wham-bam action flick with no pretense and plenty of fun. "
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