starts out a little slow, but just stay with it and you'll find
out what could have been a one-location bore turns out a huge,
tense movie by catching you in a vise grip of trickery that is
well executed and exciting.
It's a cagey fun film full of juicy performances.
You don't fear for the characters as much as you feel the pressure
of the situation, and feel the pressure you will.
Colin Ferrell plays a full range of emotions
in this claustrophobic tale of revenge with a faceless antagonist
(played with demonic glee by Kiefer Sutherland).
But it's the constant changing storyline
that carries the film, with more twists than a Slinky and enough
plotholes to fill the Albert Hall.
Can an entire suspense film take place
in a phone booth? Well, thanks to a great director and tight
editing, yes and quite well.
The movie is essentially one long scene,
and is largely a one-man show.
It begins like a joke, and ends up a nightmare.
The star stands in a phone booth sweating, smoking, and squawking
out four-letter words for about 80 minutes.
I didn't like the main character; (in the
end) he remains a frantic, one-note hustler who gets no more
interesting to watch, as he unravels.