It was only a matter of time before some filmmaker made an ode to the cellular phone. The little bugger has taken over enough social lives and destroyed enough quiet moments to have permanent residence in the national consciousness. Remember when you could have an argument with somebody and then go cool off? Not anymore, because you got that little patience-killer in your hip pocket, and you’re too curious to turn it off. Cellular
is a film that plays upon all those little things people love and hate about those miniature communication demons. Writers Chris Morgan and Larry Cohen along with director David R. Ellis have fun with all of the ways a cellular phone can help you, annoy you, let you down, actually videotape things, and perhaps even become a major tool in the salvation of a woman in peril. Kim Basinger does a nice job looking scared in this decent if not overwhelmingly good action yarn.