Wednesday, April 29, 2009

The Cell (2000)

3 / 5
Tagline: This summer...enter the mind of a killer
Directed by: Tarsem Singh
Written by: Mark Protosevich
Actors include: Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn, Vincent D'Onofrio
Genre: Thriller, Fantasy, Horror
Length: 109 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA/Germany

A therapist (J-Lo...can you imagine?) takes on a client who is a serial killer (in a hopeless coma). In order to save a possible victim she enters his mind to find out where she is using new technology. She learns that even though she is only in his mind it's not necessarily a safe place to be. It's not quite as bad as one would expect for a movie with those stars, in fact the idea is actually quite good. The execution ranges from surreal to ridiculous unfortunately, and most of the credibility is shot by the acting. Still not a bad little time passer if in the mood for a strange serial killer picture. It's just a shame that casting that moron in the lead role alienated the film from others.

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