Metascore
40

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 32
  2. Negative: 12 out of 32
  1. 100
    It's one of the best films of the year.
  2. 83
    Something of an unforgettable experience.
User Score
8.1

Universal acclaim- based on 82 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 42
  2. Negative: 3 out of 42
  1. May 5, 2012
    9
    I am having a hard time wrapping my head around these bad reviews. I am a movie lover who normally is not a big fan of style over substance, but I found this film to have a good story with a well written screenplay. The film uses it's wild imagery to create suspense and to ultimately create a very engaging well paced film. The movie's themes were well laid out and developed and find resolution in a very subtle way. Overall the film ranks high on my favourite serial killer films. Not quite as good as the silence of the lambs but still good none the less. Full Review »
  2. Aug 19, 2012
    8
    I have rarely seen a film that has the scope of this one; it really tests the little grey cells to the maximum. Some scenes are truly off the wall but at the same time totally beautifully conceived and enthralling. It Full Review »
  3. Sep 18, 2014
    10
    The Cell is an intense masterpiece similar to Seven and Copycat. The movie was revolutionary and
    will thrill you for every moment of the movie. -----