Phone Booth : Movie Review

Not nearly great, but much better than expected, Joel Schumacher’s thriller Phone Booth hews closely throughout to its high-concept premise and is the better for it. Clocking in at just over 80 minutes, it has no time for silly subplots or much unnecessary sentimentality, and its narrative leanness seems completely refreshing in this age of action movie that pile on climax after climax, ostensibly in an effort to give the audience more bang for their buck. After roughly fifteen minutes of setup, the movie gets locked into its single, titular locale, but never has a chance to grow boring after it does so.

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