The Caller
The Caller (2008)

When a whistle-blowing executive at an international energy firm prepares to expose his company's corrupt practices in Latin America, he secretly hires a private detective to track his every move for fear that he will be killed for his… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 14, 2009
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Critic Score: 13% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Lou Lumenick
New York Post

IF Frank Langella hadn't received an Oscar nomination for "Frost/Nixon," it's pretty doubtful that an opaque oddity like Richard Ledes' The Caller would have managed even a one-week vanity booking at the Quad.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The Caller is a loopy, talky, 92-minute two-hander with Elliott Gould and Frank Langella (on a downward spiral following his juicy triumph in Frost/Nixon), written and directed by a force to forget called Richard Ledes.

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Paul Chambers
CNNRadio

Painfully obvious where this film is going after just ten minutes. Poorly written, poorly conceived.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

A corporate crime drama that runs fatally amok.

Aaron Hillis
Village Voice

We're left to wonder why we're watching Gould scramble for clues to a mystery we've been given the solution to.

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Emily Blunt
Blunt Review

Here's a quiet lion..read on->

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Karina Longworth
Time Out New York

There's a vaguely appealing elegance to the way the film moves -- that is, when the actors stop spouting laughably portentous dialogue long enough for one to appreciate the film's pacing.

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Ronnie Scheib
Variety

Frank Langella's note-perfect, tour-de-force turn as a man elegantly shaping his own demise is nicely counterpointed by a shambling Elliott Gould as a bird-watching private eye.

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Kam Williams
Sly Fox

Director Richard Leder was lucky enough to land actors of the caliber of Oscar-nominees Elliot Gould and Frank Langella only to squander their collective talents in service of a tedious yawner.

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Flixster Audience Score: 19% Flixster User Reviews
Bruce Bruce
Pretty cool movie a Private Investigator is hired by a man who wants the PI to follow someone, who the man who hired him. Twist and turns throughout. I enjoyed… More
Walter M.
In "The Caller," Jimmy Stevens(Frank Langella), who after many years of being corrupt, has a crisis of conscience that causes him to not only blow the… More