• Phone Booth (2003)

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Phone Booth

Release Date: April 4th, 2003

DVD Release Date: July 8th, 2003

R |1 hr 20 min

Plot Summary

A phone call can change your life, but for one man it can also end it. Set entirely within and around the confines of a New York City phone booth. "Phone Booth" follows a slick media consultant (Colin Farrell) who is trapped after being told by a caller -- a serial killer with a sniper rifle -- that he'll be shot dead if he hangs up.

Cast: Colin Farrell, Kiefer Sutherland, Forest Whitaker, Radha Mitchell, Katie Holmes, Richard T. Jones, Keith Nobbs, John Enos III

Director: Joel Schumacher

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: MDP Worldwide, Zucker Brothers Productions, Fox 2000 Pictures

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: Rescue, Gripping, Tense, Revenge, Quest, 2000s, New York City, Wife

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is essentially a morality play, and it's not a surprise to learn that Larry Cohen, the writer, came up with the idea 20 years ago--when there were still phone booths and morality plays. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Farrell is a dynamo. And Kiefer Sutherland, whose sniper role is essentially a voice on the phone, matches Farrell subtle shift for subtle shift. show more

  • 75
    Mark CaroChicago Tribune

    A lean, mean tension machine, setting up its premise, executing it with smarts, throwing in enough twists to keep things interesting, and wrapping it up before anyone can get fatigued or reflective. It's on the money. show more

See all critic reviews on metacritic.com

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