FILM RATING: 5 stars
(Upgraded from 4 to 5 stars on September 29, 2011)
One of the most visually stunning movies I’ve seen in the last decade is The Cell (2000), starring Jennifer Lopez, Vincent D’Onofrio and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Tarsem Singh, this movie blew me away when I first saw it 9 years ago. The production design is top notch, as are the visual effects and the story. It’s definitely not a movie for the faint of heart, but if you like thriller/suspense movies like Se7en (1995) or The Silence of the Lambs (1991), then this movie is for you. Se7en is probably my favorite movie from this kind of “serial-killer thriller” genre, but this one is right behind it along with Silence of the Lambs. I just purchased the movie on DVD a few months ago and watched it for probably the third time and it still holds up 10 years later as being pretty cutting edge in its look and feel.