One Hour of Total Action
I own this DVD and think it is worth owning yourself if you like tense thrillers. Phone Booth lasts one hour and about 11 mins, but is packed full of action from start to finish. Set in New York Colin Farrell plays Stuart Shephard, a self centred man who only seems to care about himself. His day takes a turn for the worse when he decides to pick up a ringing phone in a public phone booth on a busy street. The voice the other end will change his life forever. A man holds Stuart hostage in the phone booth and threatens to shoot if he hangs up. Stuart is shocked and scared as the man seems to know everything about him and his life. Stuart tries to hold his life and mental state together as things only go downhill and get more tense. Will Stu survive and will the madman get caught. Nail biting action will keep you hooked all the way through. I really enjoyed this film and because it was so tense, it was good only being just over one hour long. Any longer and it would of been too much. DVD extras are also very good. Well worth adding to your collection
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All in 10 days of excellent filming
Stuart Shepard finds himself trapped in a phone booth, pinned down by an extortionist's sniper rifle.
What i say:
Colin Farrell is a self-professed star publicist with an attitude to boot. Watch 81 minutes of gut-wrenching nerve-wracking dialog reduce a pretentious "kiss my ass" punk into an enervated and regretful reprobate. Farrell is simply awesome in portraying the gravity of the situation. "The Caller"'s voice is absolutely worth a mention. Calm, creepy and authoritative ! Something different and the movie would have fallen flat on its 'flab less' anterior. Sutherland plays 'The Caller' , manning a high profile sniper rifle ,while he thrusts honesty upon Stu Shephard(Colin Farrell). Frankly, I couldn't keep my eyes off the screen for a second.
Ebert himself was marveled by the creativity of "Phone Booth" . Why !It wasn't without sufficient reason ! A gaudy character stuck inside a phone booth in a busy locale , some good camera work , bunch of apartment windows, a psycho sniper and 10 days of excellent filming supported by a 'worth a mention' cast. Fabulous entertainment and a Good Display of Creativity.
Phone Booth DVD (Colin Farrell & Kiefer Sutherland)
Great suspense thriller which is not too predictable and has a great ending. Original idea where Colin Farrell answers a call in a public phone booth in New York (which he always uses to phone his girlfriend - he's cheating on his wife!). The caller is Kiefer Sutherland - who turns out to be an invisible sniper - who is not to impressed with Farrell's cheating and wants to do something about it.
Kiefer Sutherland voice fits perfectly as the sniper with the dialog being interesting and the ending of the movie is a great twist.
Only very small minus is there are scenes where Farrell is talking on both the call phone and his mobile at the same time with Sutherland 'meant' to be listening to the person speaking to Farrell on his mobile - but you don't really notice as you are swept away with the story.
And just to let you know :-
Language: Frequent, strong
Sex / nudity: Some strong references
Violence: Some, strong
Other: Persistent threat
Bought this because we enjoyed it from rental.
Colin Farrell's acting is great in this and he makes the film - which is good because its all about him and as the title says a "phone booth". Very thrilling and suspense orientated, you have to keep watching and the twist at the end although predictable is still cleverly done! The extra bonus scenes on the DVD make for good viewing as well. Particularly how quickly the film had to be put together and the extrdrodinary lengths the continuity experts have to undertake. Something different and a good running time to keep your attention.
I really love this film,it's about a man Stu Sheppard who is having an affair behind his wifes back,he uses a phone booth to call his misstress so as not to be caught out-or so he thought.Lottle did he know that there is a mad killer on the loose who wants to put the world to rights he can't stand people who have done wrong and wants to make Stu pay.Stu answers a phone call in the booth from him and it all starts from there,he is trapped in the phone booth and has to do exactly what the killer says without letting on to anyone that he is in danger.This film will have you on the edge of your seat-fantastic.
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