Box art for Cellular


action & adventure, thrillers

After getting a frantic call on his cell phone from a kidnapped woman, a young man must battle his way through a ruthless world of lies and murder to rescue her.

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common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
5 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
3 out of 5
5 out of 5

So-so thriller that is too intense for tweens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this thriller has strong language for a PG-13, references to drug dealers, and a lot of tension, peril, and violence. A mother and her child are in peril and characters are killed.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about what Jessica's husband should have done that could have prevented much of what happened and why Moon did not give up.

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

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    reviews counted: 23
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Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: 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.

- CT Staff, Christianity Today, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Fresh: Its adroit use of suspense makes you overlook the silliness.

- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, September 10, 2004

Fresh: Logic has nothing to do with Cellular, but it's so quick-moving and fun we don't care.

- Eric Harrison, Houston Chronicle, Friday, September 10, 2004

Audience Reviews

3 stars

A pretty good thriller. Nothing spectacular, but this film is very entertaining. The plot is simple, but very affective. It does take a few more "convenient" twists than I would have liked, but if you take this film for what it is, it's a fun ride.

- jamers2011, Thursday, April 28, 2011

3 stars

Fast-paced action. I kinda liked it.

- Raajay, Friday, February 4, 2011

4 stars

I think this is actually a very entertaining movie and overlooked in many ways. It has a really great pace and the characters are interesting and fun to watch. It's not all that extensive of a plot, but It's not a movie that was designed to be. You know the plot and what it's going to be like. For what it is, it's perfect. Chris Evans and the rest of the cast were great, I was pleasantly surprised. Jason Statham proves himself to be a man not to be messed with.

- ythelastman89, Thursday, August 12, 2010