Critics Consensus

Though it's gimmicky and occasionally feels like a high-end cell phone ad, Cellular is also an energetic and twisty thriller.



Total Count: 149


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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 connection, Ryan is quickly thrown into a world of deception and murder on his frantic search to find and save her.


Kim Basinger
as Jessica Martin
Richard Burgi
as Craig Martin
Noah Emmerich
as Jack Tanner
Eric Etebari
as Dimitri
Caroline Aaron
as Marilyn Mooney
Adam Taylor Gordon
as Ricky Martin
Bryan Holly
as Custodian
Mircea Monroe
as Friend of Chloe
Alana Morshead
as Specialty Girl
Rob Nagle
as Paramedic
Brandon Osborne
as School Boy
Dat Phan
as Vietnamese Artist
Lorna Scott
as Bank Teller
Sean Smith
as Phone Salesman
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Critic Reviews for Cellular

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Audience Reviews for Cellular

  • Apr 08, 2016
    Just an average thriller that tries something a little different but never anything great or memorable, A good cast but not greatly acted, Some good bits but the whole story is predictable and bland at times.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 07, 2013
    Decent, and honestly way better than I thought it would be. Unfortunately, this movie has aged rapidly because of its reliance on then-modern technology that's completely outdated today. I personally wouldn't have picked Kim Bassinger for this movie (I just can't see her as an incredibly intelligent biology teacher lol), but at least the rest of the cast is good, though an inexplicably random combination of actors together (William H. Macy, Jason Statham, and Jessica Biel all in the same movie? What the hell?). Anyway, this movie starts off very intriguing and suspenseful, but really begins to drag halfway through. The ending is good and kind of satisfying, so that makes up for it to some extent.
    Stephen S Super Reviewer
  • May 19, 2013
    Though it's a rather formulaic thriller, Cellular is surprisingly intense and exciting. When Ryan Hewitt receives a random call on his cellphone from a woman who's been kidnapped, he takes it upon himself to save her and her family. Starring Chris Evans, Kim Basinger, Jason Statham, and William H. Macy, the cast is impressive and elevates the material. The writing is also rather good, and is able to keep this relatively simple plot engaging and full of intrigue. Additionally, the directing helps the film stay fast-paced and energetic. Entertaining and fun, Cellular is a solid action film.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Apr 15, 2012
    Typical thriller with no real plot
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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