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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. 63
    Impresses more than it entertains.
  3. 60
    Repetitive, aimless, and as frustrating as you'd imagine any two-hour music video to be.
  4. 50
    Mr. Singh may have an artist's temperament, and he shows signs of being a director
  5. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    There's so little action or suspense that this Cell isn't too likely to multiply itself into a sequel.
  6. Reviewed by: Emanuel Levy
    A slender story that's not particularly suspenseful or involving, resulting in a movie that's a feast to the eye but not much for the intellect.
  7. Some movies make you sorry you've seen them, and The Cell is one of those. Creepy and horrific, it's a torture chamber film.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 25
  2. Negative: 3 out of 25
  1. Jun 26, 2014
    The cell is one of the most underrated movies ever. The plot is superb, the acting is superb, the special effects are mind bending. Every aspect of the cell hit the bullseye and the movie is absolute genius ! Expand
  2. Sep 18, 2014
    The Cell has beautiful hypnotic visuals, mystery, tremendous acting and and a complex screenplay.
  3. Sep 15, 2014
    A mind-bending thriller that is classically entertaining similar to the matrix concept. One of my faves.
  4. Sep 18, 2014
    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. -----
  5. May 5, 2012
    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. Expand
  6. Aug 19, 2012
    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 Expand
  7. charlieb
    May 15, 2010
    How cud spell check head check" Roger Ebert Give this a 100. Bought off. critics are not? What? The movie isn't bad . But the whole premise of people being suspended on hooks and having their minds and dreams. SAY WhaT? hOEKEY. Hard to believe. Lame. but watchable. Collapse

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