Isn’t it funny? You see Phone Booth playing, and it has to be reviewed, doesn’t it?



I know, I know…After a few recent rants about how I hate it when the bad guy gets away with whatever it was he did in a film, I’m here giving a film where that very thing happens a 3.

What sets this one apart is that the main character is, in effect, the “bad guy” and he does change his ways and comes clean in the end.


If it wasn’t for those annoyingly stupid “professional ladies”** (and the excessive foul language), this film would be one of my favorites.

**I’m trying to keep certain keywords out of TIWAM’s search queries.


I’m a sucker for “filmed in one central location” movies, but everything was way too desaturated here.

Product Placement

Any film made on the streets of New York is going to have billboards in it.


One of the few films I’ve seen multiple times that still manages to keep me on the edge of my seat.

19 comments on “Isn’t it funny? You see Phone Booth playing, and it has to be reviewed, doesn’t it?

  1. I forgot who the bad guy was until I looked down at your tags. This was one of Farrell’s better movies.

  2. I remember seeing this movie when it first came out, I loved it then, but I haven’t seen it since.

  3. It’s a fine piece of suspense that benefits from a great back-and-forth between Farrell and Sutherland. Good review.

  4. It was funny, I initially wasn’t interested in this film back when I was teenager because the concept of a film about a guy in a phone booth did not sound appealing to me at all. But after seeing other films based in one location like Lifeboat, Buried and Conspiracy, I decided to give this film a watch and I thought it was really badass.

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