• Mon. Jul 15th, 2024

“The Cell” is a science fiction thriller directed by and released in 2000. The movie stars as Catherine Deane, a psychologist who uses an experimental technique to enter the mind of a comatose serial killer in order to locate his latest victim before it's too late.


Deane is recruited by FBI agent Peter Novak () to help find the location of a young woman who has been abducted by a serial killer named Carl Stargher (Vincent D'Onofrio). Stargher is in a comatose state after suffering a seizure, and the only way to find the location of the victim is to enter his mind through an experimental technique. Deane uses the technology to enter Stargher's twisted and surreal psyche, where she encounters disturbing and terrifying imagery. As the clock ticks down, Deane and Novak race against time to find the victim before it's too late.


“The Cell” is a visually stunning film that explores the dark and disturbing aspects of the human psyche. The movie's production design and visual effects are impressive and create a unique and eerie atmosphere. delivers a solid performance as Deane, and the supporting cast, including and Vincent D'Onofrio, are also noteworthy.

However, the film has been criticized for its disturbing and graphic content, including scenes of violence and sexual abuse. Some reviewers have also criticized the movie's plot, arguing that it is overly convoluted and implausible. Nonetheless, the film's exploration of the human mind and the dark aspects of human nature make it a thought-provoking and unsettling viewing experience.


“The Cell” did not receive any major award nominations or wins.

Overall, “The Cell” is a visually impressive and unsettling film that explores the darkest aspects of the human psyche. While it may not be for everyone, it is worth watching for its unique visuals and thought-provoking themes.

Directed by
Written by Mark Protosevich
Produced by Julio Caro Eric McLeod
Starring , , Vincent D'Onofrio, , , ,
Cinematography Paul Laufer
Edited by Robert Duffy Paul Rubell
Music by Howard Shore
Distributed by New Line Cinema (United States) Kinowelt Filmverleih (Germany)
Release dates August 18, 2000 (United States) November 23, 2000 (Germany)
Running time 107 minutes
Countries United States Germany
Language English
Budget $33 million
Box office $104 million

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