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Ludicrous. Absolutely ludicrous.,
This review is from: The Cell [DVD]  (DVD)
Visually stunning. Dreadful script. A director much more comfortable with effects and colours and digital jiggery-pokery than with actors and dialogue, whihc is a shame in this day and age. There are so many films out there that are triumphs of style over content, and this is perhaps the pinnacle of that, because it is stupidly, offensively hollow. It tries so hard to be profound, and it fails dismally. The cod-psychoanalysis is weak, the oblique philosophical references and artistic leanings are transparent... But it's oh so pretty! Ms. Lopez is much better in Out Of Sight, Se7en is a better thriller, and Vince Vaughn shows he has real talent in the superb Swingers. The Cell? Watch it, certainly, but on rental.