YMMV / Phone Booth

  • Everyone Is Jesus in Purgatory: The phone booth can be seen a confession booth and the sniper as either a priest or God, to whom Stu is confessing his sins. In the end, he's absolved.
    Sniper: That would explain it. Bible-crazed killer targets fashion-obsessed publicist.
  • Evil Is Cool: That voice!
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: The sniper, voiced by Kiefer Sutherland, threatens Stu over the phone. In 24, he would be the one being threatened. In the finale, though, he threatens a character over the phone, while aiming a sniper rifle at him the whole time, no less.
    • Kiefer Sutherland, best known for playing vampire badboy David in The Lost Boys threatens Colin Farrell, who would go on to play vampire badboy Jerry Dandridge in the Fright Night (2011) remake.
  • Magnificent Bastard: The sniper, as scary as he is, still manages to be pretty cool.
  • Paranoia Fuel: People have been a lot more cautious about answering phones since this film came out.
  • What an Idiot!: It's fairly reasonable for those hookers to assume that Stu shot their pimp, but it's far less reasonable for them to stand around screaming at someone who they're convinced has a gun and just used it to murder someone right in front of them.