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: March 15, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 25, 2013
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Critic Score: 45% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

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

Wesley Morris

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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Dwight Brown
National Newspaper Publishers Association

This film is a whole lot scarier than you think it's going to be.

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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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Cris Kennedy
The Canberra Times (Australia)

It's difficult to hold an audience pretty much alone for 70 minutes but [Halle Berry] does a much better job than the screenplay deserves.

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Sam Adams
Time Out

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

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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J. Olson

A surprisingly proficient thriller - even more proficient for the viewer who bails before the final scene.

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Flixster Audience Score: 65% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Pretty good thriller. Though it drags out long at the end, the scenes in the car kept me on the edge of my seat.
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 MagalhŃes
A conventional thriller that doesn't try anything new but is developed in a relatively satisfying way for most of its running time - until it collapses in… More
Film Crazy
Enjoyable bum on the edge of seat thriller! Greatly acted, slightly predictable but surprising ending, enjoyable and worth a watch!
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