The Call (2013)

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Released:  Friday, March 15, 2013  
Length:  95 minutes
Studio: TriStar Pictures
Genre: Drama/Suspense
Rating: The Call is rated R by the Motion Picture Association of AmericaUnder 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.


Synopsis

When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

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kaylahardy8
 Kaylahardy8
02/02/2015 1:01 PM EST

mylesmylo
 Havn't finshed watching yet and wow loving it
01/22/2015 11:36 PM EST

kumplex
 Wow...talk about suspense!
12/30/2013 10:03 PM EST

its_alredy_done
 Chillin
07/23/2013 2:37 AM EST

goose
 Very good movie loved it
05/20/2013 1:01 AM EST

prince19
 Good movie got into all the way
04/05/2013 9:55 PM EST

haileyluvesyhu
 Awesome follow me on Instagram if u agree @haileyluvesyhu
04/02/2013 7:20 PM EST

praetorian
 Really really good
03/22/2013 9:53 PM EST

thebatman
 It was a pretty good movie but the ending should of been much more better
03/17/2013 9:33 AM EST

thebatman
 Ayyyyyyyeeee lol
03/16/2013 9:54 PM EST

eved
 Eve's
03/16/2013 2:08 AM EST

keylin
 Stink bad son like yo mama
03/14/2013 9:26 PM EST

keylin
 This movie stinks
03/14/2013 9:25 PM EST

daveyboy
 This looks good
03/14/2013 9:06 PM EST

jordan_grace
 This looks awesome....and freaky. My kinda movie
02/09/2013 10:18 PM EST
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The Call Theatrical Review


Bringing the workings of the police emergency 911 to the screen, The Call makes for a very edgy thriller with a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  The excellent direction of the terror script with fine acting from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin makes everything so real I found myself gripping the seat at times. 
 
Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) prides herself in being the best 911 operator in the squad.  Her abilities to keep people calm in the face of danger are an attribute rarely equaled.  On this one day however, she gets a call from a young teenager who reports someone breaking into her house.  Turner talks to the girl trying to keep her from panicking and tells her to go to her room and lock herself in.  When things go wrong Turner starts to doubt herself and leaves her position to become a trainer.
 
While training a new set of cadets for the 911 team in the call center one of the operators gets a cellular call of a kidnapping.  Too hot to handle she hands it over to Turner who speaks to Casey (Abigail Breslin) a teenager trapped in the trunk of a car.  Reluctantly she takes the call and what begins as a routine question session turns into a nightmare for both Casey and Turner.
 
Films like The Call are extremely hard to direct, but Brad Anderson (The Machinist) has everything under control.  He baits his audience with realistic communication between the teen and Turner.  He does this time and again creating hope and then dashing it away as the young women fights for her life in the claustrophobic recesses of the car's trunk. This nerve wracking panic riddled situation gets so uptight, you could feel the tension in the crowed auditorium.
 
Berry gives us a very stable Turner in the beginning of the film showing her ability to calm caller's down, but as the film progresses we see her tighten up her character slowing living Casey's plight.  But her performance would not have been as remarkable if Breslin hadn't pulled off her role as the frightened child. She gives the audience the perfect victim and does it with amazing credibility. 
 
The two are the whole show, until we get to meet one of the most diabolical serial killers played by Michael Eklund. His smooth operation of choosing his prey takes a downturn when he gets greedy.  Taunting the camera with each wrong move, his smooth demeanor gets crazed then diabolical.  His performance in this film reminds me of several actors at his level including Terry O' Quinn (as Jerry Blake in The Stepfather) Wes Bentley (as Thomas in P2), Rutger Hauer (as John Ryder in The Hitcher) and Anthony Perkins (as Norman Bates in Psycho), I felt that uneasy.
 
The Call has been rated R by the MPAA for violence, disturbing content and some language.  There are some very bloody scenes and very tense moments that may bother those who are timid.
 
FINAL ANALYSIS:  A very good chiller with great performances all around. (B+)

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When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past...
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