Phone Booth Movie Review 2002

Information and Film Reviews for Phone Booth the Movie

Staff rating


Visitor rating
2.0 4.0 from 1 reviews

Stu (Farrell), a slimy Broadway publicist, uses a phone booth to call a would-be actress he's been stringing along. After he hangs up, the phone rings and he answers it, only to be informed that if he hangs up or runs, he'll be shot. To prove his point, the unseen sniper (voiced by Sutherland), kills a pimp who's been wanting the booth for himself. After the interesting premise and set-up, what follows is a disappointing mix of suspense thriller cliches and Schumacher's trademark visual stunts. It all adds up to nothing more than a showcase for Farrell, who does a great job as the weasel who must face and confess the fact that he hasn't been a very nice guy. Whitaker, Holmes and Mitchell are wasted in one-dimensional roles. Cohen has been trying to get the script, filmed in real time, made for about 30 years.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 81 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Phone Terror, New York, New York, Sniper, Police Detectives, Publicists
Screenplay
Larry Cohen
Cast
Colin Farrell, Forest Whitaker, Katie Holmes, Radha Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland, Richard T. Jones, Keith Nobbs, John Enos, James MacDonald, Josh Pais, Paula Jai Parker, Tia Texada
Cinematography
Matthew Libatique
Director
Joel Schumacher
Music
Harry Gregson-Williams
Other
Jay Meager, Mark Stevens, Martin Whist, Daniel Orlandi, Andrew Laws
Producer
Gil Netter, David Zucker, Fox 2000 Pictures, 20th Century-Fox

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