New Line Cinema | Release Date: August 18, 2000 CRITIC SCORE DISTRIBUTION
40
METASCORE
Mixed or average reviews based on 32 Critics
Positive:
8
Mixed:
12
Negative:
12
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Something of an unforgettable experience.
70
Tarsem uses the dramatically shallow plot to create a dream world densely packed with images of beauty and terror that cling to the memory even if you don't want them to.
63
Has its effectively nasty, chilling moments -- and it also brings body piercing to new heights of ickiness.
63
The Cell is eye candy - but it could give your brain a bad case of indigestion.
63
Many of the film's images will prove more than some viewers can take.
63
Impresses more than it entertains.