Review: Cellular

Hanging in the phone in Phone Booth must have inspired this movie (Well, actually, the pitch is from the same writer. The script however, is not). So, comparing it to the “original”, I can say it tries it on a whole other level. While Phone Booth was fought out on the psychological level, this one has the usual cat and mouse chase approach. Kim Basinger is a very able cryer, and for comic relief you have up and coming Chris Evans (to be seen in next year’s Fantastic Four as Johnny Storm, alongside Jessica Alba’s Susan Storm) and the typecasted William H. Macy. Using conventional but proven methods, it blasts away from the very start, and keeps going on munching away on rare coincidents along the way. If you leave your mobile phone, I mean, brains, at home, it’s quite enjoyable.7+.