Phone Booth


It's a Dog Day Afternoon for PR slimeball Stu Shepard (Colin Farrell), stuck inside a Manhattan phone box as a psycho-sniper aims to make him collect the charges for the "sin of spin".

Joel Schumacher's low-budget, high-concept thriller is a deadly one-act play, pulsing through 80 tension-drenched minutes then clocking off before you smell the Swiss-cheese logic in Larry Cohen's script. But it's Farrell's unstoppable magnetism that makes it: trap the man in a glass coffin and his star power just busts him clear.

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