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The Call

  R Closed Captioning

Brad Anderson

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Plot Summary

In this heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat thriller, veteran 911 operator Jordan (Halle Berry) takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has been kidnapped and thrown into the trunk of a madman’s car. But with the clock ticking, Jordan soon realizes she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life and put an end to a serial killer’s haunting rampage.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews

TOMATOMETER

43%
  • Reviews Counted: 125
  • Fresh: 54
  • Rotten: 71
  • Average Rating: 5.2/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If you're going to watch a movie in which two people talk on the phone for most of the film, it's not the worst thing in the world for one of the folks involved to have the face of Storm from the X-Men. – Entertainment Weekly, Mar 15, 2013

Fresh: Let's call The Call what it is: high quality trash that both diminishes and is redeemed by all the talents who have deigned to bring it to life. – Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News, Mar 15, 2013

Rotten: I'll say one thing for "The Call": Its ending is actually a bit of a surprise. Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, pow! – Sara Stewart, New York Post, Mar 15, 2013

Rotten: Can't someone come up with screenwriting software that signals when a script has made the fatal slip from hyped-up suspense to sheer ludicrousness? – Ann Hornaday, Washington Post, Mar 15, 2013

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Customer Reviews

Great movie!

I went to see this movie with my girlfriend abd it was really good theres always acrion and excitement not a boring movie at all!

AN EFFECTIVE THRILLER WITH A PROBLEMATIC ENDING

Halle Berry gives a truly believable and compelling performance in this maddeningly suspenseful thriller about a veteran 911 operator who takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl who's just been abducted by a psychopathic killer, eventually realizing that she must confront the same ruthless madman from her past in order to save the young teen's life. Abigail Breslin is entirely convincing as the film's near-helpless kidnapped victim, as is Michael Ecklund, who portrays a bone-chillingly demented murderer to great effect. As for the story, I'll say this much: it's consistently engaging and involving. But for the most part, the script here is pretty basic and predictable (at least compared to past emergency thrillers), despite its tendency to leave viewers on the edge of their seats at times. The weakest aspect of the entire movie is easily the ending, which is so over-the-top, implausible, and utterly ridiculous that it feels like it came straight out of a horrible made-for-TV flick. But disappointing finale aside, "The Call" is still an effective, deeply chilling psychological thriller full of great performances and fun twists that'll get under your skin. At the very least, it's worth a one-time rent.

THE CALL.

OMG. This has been probably one of the best movies I have ever seen in my life. I went to see it with my dad and had the best time ever! I totally recommend this movie!! Definitely something to learn from..!

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  • $14.99
  • Genre: Thriller
  • Released: 2013

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