Capsule Review: The Cell

by Eric Melin on August 18, 2000

in Print Reviews

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The Cell (Jennifer Lopez, Vince Vaughn)

Still smarting from Hollow Man‘s hollow depths, (you can only do so much when you’re out on the road) we dragged our sorry asses into a theater to see this crap. For the record, there wasn’t much else available at the time, and we were in a crunch, so we settled for this.

Yes, it was visually exciting, but what do you expect from a music video director known for Marilyn Manson-type stuff? How do these inane scripts ever get this far? This movie should never have been made.

The actors were mere set decorations, and there are no moments of real tension. Nick was laughing out loud and that broke my concentration a couple times, but I just could not get in to this picture.

I vowed that the next movie I saw would be an independent film and cursed my empty wallet. If I could just get back those 2 hours.


Eric is the Editor-in-Chief of Scene-Stealers.com and writes the Screen Stealers column for The Pitch. He’s President of the KCFCC, and drummer for The Dead Girls and Ultimate Fakebook. He is also Air Guitar World Champion Mean Melin. Eric goes to 11. Follow him at:

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