Cellmates: Film Review
Friday, June 1 (Viva Pictures)
Tom Sizemore, Hector Jimenez, Olga Segura, Kevin Farley, Stacy Keach
Jesse Baget's comedy about a racist's awakening stars Tom Sizemore as a Ku Klux Klan bigwig doing a stint in a prison.
A fable of one racist's redemption in the hinterlands of 1970s East Texas, Jesse Baget's Cellmates may be short on plausibility but compensates with an amiable tone and lack of the heavy-handedness its premise risks. Its low-rent cast and unappealing key art won't help at the box office, but viewers who stumble across it on cable may be pleasantly, if mildly, surprised.