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Phone Booth (2002)

Phone Booth (2002)


Colin Firth
Kiefer Sutherland
Forest Whitaker

Directed by Joel Schumacher

Phone Booth was one of those movies – brief, straight to the point and it has this tingly feeling that entraps you to keep you excited as you watch. As the events unfold, you ask yourself, “who will not answer a ringing phone?”
It was here I first got to see Colin Firth perform before I got the grace of seeing him on Minority Report (2002). He had my attention with the acting performance he gave in this here movie and the voice of Kiefer Sutherland is something you can never mistake anywhere.

The movie was a critical and commercial success, which when you see the movie you get to ask yourself why shouldn’t it? The movie is great, exciting and just comes at you from every possible angle.

The movie plot is about a man named Stu (Colin Firth) who is a publicist and makes it in the world by spinning lies here and there. He strings people along and makes sure in the end he is the one who gets ahead. His lies caught up with him when he made a call on a phone booth and instead of walking away, he heard the phone ring at the booth and picked it up.
On the other side of the call was a man who had all the information he needed on Stu. He knew who he was, the lies he told and his wife Kelly and his little on the side Pam.

Stu, was uneasy and wanted to get off the phone and move on, but this voice seems to have enough information to keep Stu uncomfortable but seated (standing).
The voice warned, “Stu, if you hang up, I will kill you.”

This threat was further cemented by the death of man who was trying to get Stu off the booth by force and was killed by the voice on the phone via a sniper rifle.

The cops showed up and still this movie had enough juice to keep on going as this man tells Stu he is a killer vigilante. He only goes after the people who lie and steal from others and he informs Stu of the others which Stu heard in the news were killed by a sniper.

This movie was shot in ten days, grossing $97 million worldwide, against a production budget of $13 million.
Acting on point, voice acting by Kiefer Sutherland was not just scary it was captivating and I employ you to go see this movie again if you have already. There is so much fun to be had seeing all the things that happened in this movie go down once more.


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