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Based on 29 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    Distressingly predictable and not a tad scary. But as a parody of the genre, it's a scream, like the "Scream'' franchise, only funnier. It's as if all the ingredients for a thriller coagulated into Silly Putty. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    A well-paced action film in the vein of "Speed." show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    As Ryan, Evans attempts to graduate from "Not Another Teen Movie"-type fare to more adult stuff. He holds his own, but he has no edge. show more

  • 50
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    Macy once again brightens an otherwise mundane character. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    By occupying their roles believably, by acting as we think their characters probably would, they save the movie from feeling like basic Hollywood action (even when it probably is). This is one of the year's best thrillers. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    The 23-year-old Evans has been acting just four years, and his near-anonymity makes him well-cast: He's an Everyslacker breezing through life in Santa Monica, the kind of guy who could turn into a hero under the right circumstances or remain a zero the rest of his life. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    A ludicrous little abduction thriller that boasts an entertaining cocktail of gunpowder, suspense, adrenaline, and cheese. I just couldn't hate this movie, and I really, really tried. It's tightly made and well written in deceptive ways that don't reveal themselves until past the halfway point. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Slickly produced, well cast and very excitingly made, it's based on plot hooks so silly, most of them blow up in your face. show more

  • 50
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Entertaining in spite of itself. show more

  • 50
    Megan Lehmann New York Post

    Basinger appears to be literally phoning in from another movie in the highly improbable, maniacally action-packed thriller-cum-comedy Cellular. show more

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