Outstanding Spanish thriller
Cell 211 review
17th August 2011
First time Spanish director Daniel Monzon brings us a cracking little thriller which combines tense violent action with a realistic storyline and some good gritty performances. Don't be put off with the subtitles as the movie is in Spanish as this movie is easy to follow with plenty of tense thrilling action.
Cell 211 follows Juan a prison officer who is shown the ropes the day before he starts his new job. After an accident Juan is knocked unconscious and put in a cell until medics come, but a riot starts in the prison and Juan has to pretend to be an inmate rather than face the rioting violent prisoners. He soon becomes friends with main con Malamadre the violent leader of the riot, but when Juan pregnant girlfriend is beaten in an outside scuffle by prison gaurds Juan loses the plot and becomes the leader.
I loved Cell 211 its twisty , its violent, it has believable performances and is very well made. Side the subtitles this movie is highly recommended.