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The CellWhen Stargher, a serial killer who drowns his victims in torture cells and performs bizarre rituals with their bodies, falls into a coma, an FBI agent persuades a social worker, who can experience what is happening in another person's unconscious mind, to enter the mind of the killer in order to learn where he has hidden his latest kidnap victim.
Actors of "The Cell"
Characters of "The Cell"
Directors of "The Cell"Tarsem SinghBirthdate: 26 May 1961, India
Creators of "The Cell"Mark ProtosevichBirthdate: 24 August 1961, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Critic Reviews of "The Cell"Time OutFebruary 09, 2006
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.Rolling StoneMarch 07, 2005
Tarsem uses the dramatically shallow plot to create a dream world densely packed with images of beauty and terror that cling to the memory even if you don't want them to.ReelViewsJanuary 01, 2000
The Cell becomes the first serial killer feature in a long time to take the genre in a new direction.Chicago Sun-TimesJanuary 01, 2000
One of the best films of the year.Film.comJanuary 01, 2000
[The visuals are] just enough to recommend a movie that otherwise has nothing new to offer.Detroit NewsJanuary 01, 2000
The trippy, highly mannered, widely referential imagery is certainly its strongest selling point, despite wonderfully grounding (and, on the rides, bizarre) work by Lopez.Antagony & EcstasyJuly 25, 2015
Rewarding even beyond the shockingly bold images that almost exclusively make up the film's final hour and change.The Blu SpotJuly 06, 2015
The Cell is a dazzling mind-bender of a film that features spectacular visuals from the elegant sets to the gorgeous costumes, all encompassed in a thrilling story that will have you on the edge of your seat.Common Sense MediaDecember 28, 2010
A movie with no plot, no logic, no meaning.Suite101.comSeptember 25, 2010
Sigmund Freud's description of the id as "a cauldron full of seething excitations" could just as easily apply to this literal exploration into the darkest, filthiest corners of a serial killer's mind. A chilling journey into dark religious iconography.TheMovieReport.comJanuary 08, 2010
A by-the-numbers story becomes the incidental backbone of one of the most visually arresting films of recent memory.Sacramento News & ReviewAugust 07, 2008
The dream sequences are so well-done that it's easy to forgive the film's lack of dramatic punch.
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