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Cell Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 2.0
    36

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Generally unfavorable reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Dated, despondent and pretty much a disaster, Cell plays like a series of nods to other science fiction-horror hybrids, notably “The Matrix” (1999) and Philip Kaufman’s 1978 remake of “Invasion of the Body Snatchers.”

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  • 30

    out of 100

    Village Voice Luke Y. Thompson

    King's decision to co-write the script and turn it into a CliffsNotes version of The Stand only makes things worse.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    Los Angeles Times Noel Murray

    King worked on the script for Cell, which isn’t that surprising given that many of the worst adaptations of his work have his name on them. It only proves how hard a job it is to adapt King. Even the author himself can’t ace it.

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  • 40

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter John DeFore

    Though it's better than its "dump this thing" theatrical release would suggest, Cell is far from excellent.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-Times Richard Roeper

    Even when John Cusack and Samuel L. Jackson are slumming it, they’re good fun. Not enough to save the movie, but enough to keep you interested when you click across this thing sometime in your future.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Chris Nashawaty

    While it’s nice to see Cusack and costar Samuel L. Jackson downplay rather than go big, Cell has a been-there-done-that quality that winds up feeling a bit disappointing.

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