Phone Booth

Your life is on the line
Your life is on the line
PHONE BOOTH (15)
D: Joel Schumacher
20th Century Fox/Fox 2000 (Gil Netter & David Zucker)
US 2002
80 mins
 
Thriller
 
W: Larry Cohen
DP: Matthew Libatique
Ed: Mark Stevens
Mus: Harry Gregson-Williams
 
Colin Farrell (Stu Shepard), Kiefer Sutherland (The Caller), Forest Whitaker (Capt. Ed Ramey), Radha Mitchell (Kelly Shepard), Katie Holmes (Pam McFadden)
 
Phone Booth is a decent stab at a single-location thriller, starring Colin Farrell as an amoral publicity agent stuck in a personal nightmare when he answers a call from a phone booth in a busy street and is threatened that he'll be shot by a sniper if he attempts to leave.
The concept itself works reasonably well, but the revenge plot doesn't quite convince as well as it could have, much like the performances, which can only be described as serviceable. Okay as passing entertainment, but I really think this is a waste of what could have been executed much better. 
5/10

Colin Farrell in Phone Booth
Colin Farrell in Phone Booth