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About the Movie
Detective Inspector Hazel Micallef (Susan Sarandon) is used to leading a quiet life in a small town, with her mother (Ellen Burstyn), her painkillers, and an occasional drink. But when she stops on a routine call to check on a neighbor, she stumbles across a gruesome murder that shatters her peaceful existence. With the help of Detective Ray Greene (Gil Bellows) and a new transfer cop (Topher Grace), she unearths a series of killings across the country with similar, grisly crime scenes. When a local priest (Donald Sutherland) suggests there may be a link to an ancient ritual, Hazel finds herself on the trail of a religious serial killer following a deadly, higher calling. Based on the novel by Inger Ash Wolfe, it’s a dark, twisted journey to the shadowy landscape between faith and fear.
Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews
- Reviews Counted: 43
- Fresh: 22
- Rotten: 21
- Average Rating: 5.5/10
Top Critics' Reviews
Rotten: "The Calling" aims to unsettle, but when a movie primarily leaves you wanting to learn more about the jurisdictional conflicts of Canadian law, it can't properly be called a thriller.
Fresh: There's one scene in this serial-killer drama that may haunt you, especially if you have a thing about corpses' mouths (shiver).
Fresh: Stone ... creates a taut, enveloping atmosphere as the mystery's grim puzzle pieces unfold.
Rotten: [Comes] across as the sort of standard police procedural that might serve as the pilot for a television series.
This movie was amazing, there was never a dull moment. It was the perfect blend of drama, suspense and gore. One of the best movies I have seen in a while. Although this should be categorized as a thriller.
go see this
susan’s best work in over a decade. this film is amazing
The new FARGO. A must see.
Highly recommended. Susan Sarandon is a delight! So many Oscar-winners and nominees in this! Love the appearance of Donald Sutherland and Ellen Burstyn and totally won over by Topher Grace. It’s wonderfully directed and not gory or exploitative like most thrillers on the market today - it’s a slow burn with wonderful characterizations and performances for a more sophisticated audience and poses some interesting questions about spirituality, belief and euthanasia wrapped in a compelling serial killer narrative. They don’t make movies like this anymore.