The Cell

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(out of 5)


What promised to be a fiercely imaginative thriller is a tepid serial killer yarn that badly imitates the mechanics of every other film of its kind, then spices it up with eye-popping graphics.  plays a child psychologist who has been engineering a new technology that allows her to enter the minds of comatose children to understand their illness. She has to enter the brain of a serial killer () in a similar situation when he is apprehended without revealing the whereabouts of his latest victim. The effects are impressive and Eiko Ishioka’s costume designs are fantastic, but all the head trip scenes are rooted in so little that they are rendered completely useless, plus the forty-five minutes of waiting for the money shots to start are excruciatingly boring.


USA/Germany2000

Directed by 

Screenplay by 

Cinematography by 

Produced by ,

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by ,

Film Editing by ,


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Academy Award Nomination
Best Makeup (Michele Burke, Edouard Henriques)


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