Cellmates (2012) - Rotten Tomatoes


Cellmates (2012)



Critic Consensus: No consensus yet.

Cellmates Photos

Movie Info

Worlds collide when hardened Ku Klux Klansman Leroy Lowe (Tom Sizemore) and Mexican field laborer Emilio (Hector Jimenez) are forced to share a prison cell. The unlikely relationship takes an unexpected turn when the chatty Emilio slowly chips away at Leroy's gruff exterior in writer/director Jesse Baget's offbeat buddy comedy which also stars Stacy Keach, Kevin Farley and Olga Segura. -- (C) Official Site

Watch it now


Tom Sizemore
as Leroy Lowe
Olga Segura
as Madalena
View All

News & Interviews for Cellmates

Critic Reviews for Cellmates

All Critics (15) | Top Critics (5)

If you find the moral conversion of a militant lifelong bigot difficult to imagine, try the casting of the burly, fraying Mr. Sizemore as a romantic leading man.

May 31, 2012 | Rating: 1.5/5 | Full Review…

A near complete exercise in mirthlessness and atonal satire, "Cellmates" is a sentence, all right.

May 31, 2012 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

Sizemore certainly does his best to elevate the material, but every time the movie threatens to kick into gear, something generic or even sitcom-ish in its degree of cliche derails it.

May 30, 2012 | Rating: 2.5/5.0 | Full Review…

It's all grimly, predictably plotted without ever once being interesting.

May 29, 2012

The film offers Tom Sizemore the perfect opportunity to prove himself worthy of a comeback. Alas, he fails spectacularly.

May 27, 2012 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

A lifer with little chance for appeal

February 22, 2013 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cellmates

I quite enjoyed this movie, even if it got a little schmaltzy by the end, its heart is most definitely in the right place, so I can't complain too much. You can definitely tell the movie had a non-existent budget, but they made the most of it. And, really, the cast definitely elevates the movie several notches. It's not like you're getting all time great comedy performances but they're solid and fun. The story itself is typical, you've seen it before and will see it again, but, again, the movie's heart was in the right place so and at least it was an effectively told story of this character learning the error of his ways. Not perfect but effective. So yea I enjoyed this movie a lot in spite of the rating. A good movie and I'd definitely watch again if the opportunity came up.

Jesse Ortega
Jesse Ortega

Super Reviewer

Cellmates Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

News & Features