Cell [DVD] [2016]

  • SKU: 5543106
  • Release Date: 09/27/2016
  • Rating: R
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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
68% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (53 out of 79)

Special Features


  • Audio Commentary with Director Tod Williams
  • To Cell and Back: The Making of the Film

Synopsis


Cell
Based on Stephen King's best-selling novel of the same name, Cell follows a desperate New England artist (John Cusack) as he searches for his son following the broadcast of a mysterious cell-phone signal that transforms people into rampaging maniacs. In time, he and two other survivors (Samuel L. Jackson and Isabelle Fuhrman) attempt to find safety as society disintegrates. (Interestingly, Cusack and Jackson also starred in 1408, another adaptation of King's work.) Directed by Tod Williams (Paranormal Activity 2). ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • John Cusack
    John Cusack - Clay Riddell
  • Samuel L. Jackson
    Samuel L. Jackson - Tom McCourt
  • Isabelle Fuhrman
    Isabelle Fuhrman - Alice Maxwell
  • Stacy Keach
    Stacy Keach - Charles Ardai
  • Griffin Freeman
    Griffin Freeman - Mike Mattick



Overall customer rating

3.4
68%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Stephen King is the Master

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    VikingsFan
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    Have been a long-time Stephen King fan, back in the days of Carrie, the Stand, Creepshow(!) and Firestarter. Wife read the novel a number of years ago, and happened to see this on the rack, so I picked it up, figuring nothing written by The Master can be bad (although screenplay writers sometimes miss the boat). This one falls into the entertaining, and eye-opening category. The entire time we were watching this, the fact that this is where society has gone and someone with a nefarious plot (and a lot of money) could make this happen. As with most things, Stephen King is out ahead of everyone else with the zombie apocalypse! John Cusack (where has he been - we missed him in the movies?!) and Samuel L. Jackson work well together, and the ensemble cast make this a great Friday night movie with the kids - teenage or adult only. Would watch it again, and probably will.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Read the book and skip the movie

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    Sweetone2
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    One of the few King books I haven't read, I decided to take a chance. That gamble resulted in spoiling the book if I ever get to it and a let down of a film. The story starts with promise and despite strong performances from both Lloyd Dobler and Sam Jackson its a post apocalyptic ride to nowhere. Absolute stinker of an ending and both actors have much better films to watch over this one. They both must have needed the money to sign on for this mess. Leave this one on the rack, you'll be glad you did.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Answer your cell phone... Become a zombie...

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    SgtRambo
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    I wanted to like this movie... It was definitely unique; I'll give it that much. I am a fan of John Cusack, and everyone likes Samuel L Jackson, but while watching this movie I couldn't shake the feeling that something was missing. The budget was obviously low, which doesn't always make a movie bad by any means, but here it showed. Maybe a re-write or two was all it needed. I don't regret seeing it, but I will never watch it again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    They walk among s....

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    notdoneyet
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    Pretty good job of staying with the Stephen King book, except for the ending...which was OK...but not the same Still glad I got it and watched it.........enjoyable twist on the zombie trend and always fun to see Samuel Jackson in a movie ! Whenever I see the real life zombies walking, driving or yes, riding a Harley & texting...I get a little smile on my face & think of this movie....

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Not bad, but not good either!

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    UncleLouie
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    First thought: John Cusack and Samuel L Jackson...how could they not make an amazing movie out of a really good Stephen King book! The movie adaptation of the book is absolutely bad. Not even Cusack and Jackson could save this one. If it is in the 5 dollar bin or on cable, watch it, if not, check out the book at your local library...the book is MUCH better than the movie!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Cusack and Samuel together again

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    Stankman
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    While this movie is good, it does not live up to the novel it is based on by Stephen King. Cusack and Samuel L Jackson, back together on screen, do a fine job but I was really hoping this movie would have followed the book a little more than it did. Still enjoyable, just could have been much better.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Meh...

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    SteveP72
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    This movie started out really well and held my interest for quite a while but it eventually lost me about hallway through. The wife fell asleep and I was browsing through my phone with one eye on the screen. It ended up being pretty boring in my opinion. Typical Stephen King novel to screen....

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Another "End of the World" movie

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    Vyvian07
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    Good movie, but not the greatest. I was pleased Jackson wasn't overly vulgar! Decent acting by all, but again, this is another "End of the World" movie. However, the ending gives you something to guess at. Overall, I'd actually recommend renting instead of buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend


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