The Call
The Call (2013)

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.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Rotten Tomatoes™
Critic Score
43%
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User Score
66%



Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The Call builds plenty of suspense before taking a problematic turn in the third act.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

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.

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Stephen Carty
Flix Capacitor

For the first 45 minutes or so, The Call is surprisingly tense and effective. As soon as Berry leaves her desk, however, it unravels quicker than you can say "poodle perm".

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Trevor Johnston
Time Out

Just when the movie has us in its grasp, the script falls to pieces and turns into a crass female-in-peril button-pusher.

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Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Matt Looker
TheShiznit.co.uk

It seems at odds with itself thanks to a generous helping of tropes from two distinctly different genres: fast-paced action thriller and creepy serial killer horror.

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Sam Adams
Time Out New York

Crude as it is, The Call milks its jump scares and don't-go-down-to-the-basement tension for all they're worth. See it with a full house, if you absolutely must see it at all.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

This is as brain-dead as a movie can be and it assumes the audience will have the I.Q. of a rutabaga.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Rides completely off the rails by the finale, and the film seems to completely embrace its stupidity...

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Flixster Audience Score: 66% Flixster User Reviews
Wildaly M
I stopped watching on the first ten minutes when the 911 operator tells the girl to lock herself in a room and then the girl runs up the stairs.… More
JY Skacto
Brad Anderson's <i>The Call</i> runs out of battery by the end.<p>With a story just under 90 minutes, the film moves at a consistently… More
Nate Zoebl
A surprise hit last spring, The Call is a simple but rather effective thriller that wavers a bit in the end but not enough to derail your entertainment. Halle… More
Carlos Magalhães
A conventional thriller that does not try anything new but develops in a relatively satisfying way for the most part - until it collapses in a ridiculous,… More
Film Crazy
Enjoyable bum on the edge of seat thriller! Greatly acted, slightly predictable but surprising ending, enjoyable and worth a watch!
Josh Lewis
The Call is a solidly suspenseful movie with decent acting and an intriguing plot, but the third act is an absolute mess and almost destroys all of the goodwill… More