- 1 hr 34 min
In the 2004 suspense thriller movie "Cellular," Jessica Martin (played by Kim Basinger) is a high school science teacher and mother who is taken captive in her own home by a group of criminals led by a ruthless man named Greer (played by Jason Statham). Her young son Ricky manages to evade capture and hides in a closet, eventually discovering the broken phone in his mother's room. Desperately searching for a way to save his mother, Ricky randomly dials a number, reaching the cell phone of Ryan (played by Chris Evans).
Ryan is a carefree young man who works as a surfer and also sells real estate for a living. Initially, he thinks the call from Ricky is just a prank but soon realizes the seriousness of the situation when he hears the sound of gunshots in the background. Although he initially tries to dismiss the call and hang up, something inside him decides to investigate further.
With Jessica's life now in his hands, Ryan must race against time as he uses his own cell phone to receive incoming calls from her abductors, all while dodging the police and trying to locate her in downtown Los Angeles. Throughout the film, Ryan is seen running, fighting, and using his wit to try to rescue Jessica while also keeping his own life in balance.
Over the course of the movie, Ryan interacts with various characters, some of which help him on his quest while others hinder him. He teams up with an operator from a phone company named Bob, who assists him in tracing the location of Jessica's cell phone. He also meets an attorney who he convinces to file a report on the incident, and a police sergeant who initially doubts Ryan's story but eventually believes him.
As Ryan continues his mission to save Jessica, the criminals who have taken her hostage also become more desperate with each passing moment. They discover that Jessica's husband Craig works for the LAPD and attempt to use this information to their advantage. Jessica repeatedly tries to reason with her captors, but they are determined to use her as leverage to steal classified information from her husband's work computer.
As the movie reaches its climax, Ryan and Jessica's fates hang in the balance, and the tension builds to an exciting and thought-provoking finish. Throughout the story, "Cellular" is a movie that plays on the concept of technology as a tool for both good and bad. It is a fast-paced and thrilling ride from beginning to end, with strong performances from the main cast and a well-executed plot that will keep audiences on the edge of their seats.
Cellular is a 2004 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 34 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5 and a MetaScore of 60.