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#1
I saw the film earlier this evening at a screening. The film was enjoyable in parts, but overall it was not as exciting as I had anticipated. Kim Basinger really gave a bad performance and Chris Evans needs to work some more on his acting before he headlines a film. William H. Macy was wasted in a role as an aging policeman. The bad guys were one-note and ultimately the film fell apart despite jumping right into the story in the first five minutes. I guess I was expecting a lot more action and less drama, but I got the opposite. Also, the film tried too hard to be funny, so as a result, the jokes fell flat.

6.7 out of 10
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#2
Jason Statham and Jessica Biel have me the least bit curious. Otherwise I would skip it. HMMM....Jessica Biel.
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#3
If you're going in for Jessica Biel...stay home. She's in the movie all of 3 minutes.
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#4
Yeah, Biel is completely wasted in this film. And Statham didn't seem to be the least bit intimidating to me.
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#5
Kirk Honeycutt's review of this film is "right on the money."
http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr..._id=1000623954
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#6
It's just about right down the middle over at Rotten Tomatoes:
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/cellular/

A.O. Scott's review summed it up well:
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It's an honest, unpretentious, well-made B picture with a clever, silly premise, a handful of sly, unassuming performances and enough car chases, decent jokes and swervy plot complications to make the price of the ticket seem like a decent bargain.

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#7
I say Cellular is this year's Italian Job in that it'll be a sleeper success. Interesting that Statham is in both of them.
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#8
Italian Job was only a sleeper because of summer dollars and the "hipness" of having a car chase with Minis (I personally felt like I was watching an overproduced wind-up car race). I doubt Cellular will have the longevity to become a sleeper hit, especially with the vast amount of indifference the film was released with.
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