Get us in your inbox

The Cell

  • Film

Time Out says

Just when you thought that The Silence of the Lambs and its anaemic imitators had wrung the last drops of blood out of the serial killer genre, along comes this eyeball-searing, eardrum-punishing variation: a wild, hallucinatory trip inside the damaged mind of murderer Carl Stargher (D'Onofrio). The delirious symbolism and extravagant beauty of these surreal mindscapes are not matched, however, by the creaking script's daft contrivances and lack of clock-ticking suspense. Lopez is hard to take as the empathetic psychologist who uses a synaptic transfer machine to penetrate the comatose killer's tortured psyche in hopes of finding his latest victim. That said, victim-to-be Subkoff succeeds against the odds in fleshing out her nightmarish ordeal (trapped in a glass tank filling with water) by capturing the various stages of disbelief, anger and despair.
Written by NF

Release Details

  • Duration:109 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Tarsem Singh
  • Screenwriter:Mark Protosevich
  • Cast:
    • Jennifer Lopez
    • Vince Vaughn
    • Vincent D'Onofrio
    • Marianne Jean-Baptiste
    • Jake Weber
    • Dylan Baker
    • James Gammon
    • Tara Subkoff
    • Patrick Bauchau
    • Pruitt Taylor Vince
You may also like
You may also like