Cell 211 – 8/10

Luis Tosar scares the shit out of me with his eyes once again…


Spanish film Cell 211 focuses on a violent and volatile prison riot from the point of view of the ringleader and a guard who has to pose as a prisoner to stay alive.

Borrowing the two main actors from another well received Spanish film Sleep Tight (the ever menacing Luis Tosar and tragic heroine Marta Etura), Cell 211 is edge of the seat stuff from start to finish. Realistic but not gratuitous in its violence and misery, Cell 211 is more than just an action flick (having said that it is the best film I have seen in this genre since The Raid). Watch it now before the inevitable rubbish American remake.

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