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Call, The (2013) Movie Information

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3669

Avg. Rating:

2.67/4

# of Ratings:

38

Genres:

Thriller

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

03/15/2013

DVD Release:

06/25/2013

Director:

Brad Anderson

Actors:

Abigail Breslin
Halle Berry
Morris Chestnut
Michael Imperioli
Ella Rae Peck
Michael Eklund

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A woman working as an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past in order to save the life of a young girl in the present. -- Chris Kavan

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Snoogans 07/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
1.5/4 

'The Call' is a severely mediocre thriller. It lacks the actual thrill. It's routine movie making all around. The portion in the middle that involves the girl being in the trunk of the kidnapper's car is where my interest peaked. After that, it keeps descending into stupidity until it reaches an irritatingly laughable ending. The killer/kidnapper/weirdo is plain goofy and he makes dumb mistakes. His character has no menace. The only plus I can give this movie is the fact that it is short and fast paced. And one could say that the unintended comedy does make the proceedings a tiny bit easier to sit through.

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MikePA 06/26/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Rating of
2.5/4 

The Call is a solidly entertaining film with a strong performance by Halle Berry and slick direction by Brad Anderson - up until the moronic ending. It's a break-neck action film with lots of crackling suspense and a pretty scary bad guy, but the film's dumbass climax kind of ruins it. It's worth renting. 2.5/4

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11/23/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Edge Of The Seat suspense.

Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who gets a call from a sixteen year old kidnapped girl (Abigail Breslin) who’s being held in the trunk of a car. Apparently this psycho killer Michael kidnaps girls who remind him of his departed sister. His latest kidnap victim is Casey but what the killer doesn’t realize is that Jordon was in a similar situation before and this time around she will not let the killer get the better of her. There's plenty of murder and mayhem along the way as the police, led by Officer Paul Phillips (Morris Chestnut) frantically try to locate the vehicle. The psycho Michael is very believably played by Canadian actor Michael Eklund and Abigail did a great job as the victim. Edge-of-your-seat suspense that makes me almost forget the implausible plot holes.

Rating of
2.5/4 

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  Daniel Corleone
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06/28/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

The Call review

Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a 911 operator assisting Leah (Evie Thompson) since somebody broke into her home. Leah was abducted as reported on the news. Jordan becomes affected after discovering the body was discovered buried naked. Six months pass by after the incident and Jordan teaches new employees. Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin) gets kidnapped and calls 911. Jordana takes a call from Casey. Michael Foster (Michael Eklund) is now being chased. Direction felt Hollywood and making the viewer look dumb. Not sure why they had to reiterate the murder of Leah when in fact we already know since Jordan mentioned it twice and that we have witnessed it already. A strong star fades and fizzles after the second half until the unrealistic and unsatisfying conclusion. It was flabbergas...

Rating of
2/4 

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  Lee
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04/03/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Finally WWE Studios makes an actual film!

Well i will start this review by saying it's about damn time WWE Studios!!! Being a fan of the wrestling going;s on of the WWE since '85 or so, I as more than skeptical when I heard they were going to branch out their entertainment aspect of the business and start making movies. Being an avid movie buff, I was thinking to myself what the heck? If they have some good films I will be getting the best of both of my fave worlds...That was until i saw my very first WWE Studios produced film starring John Cena The Marine...Bleck!!! This lead to a bunch of completely horrible movies that i still sat through time and time again with hopes of seeing some of my favorite grapplers in co starring roles on the big screen. Paul Levesque aka HHH especially! Hah! His films lead the worst of the pack!!...

Rating of
3/4 

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  Looneymanthegreat
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03/18/2013 (1 of 1 found this helpful)

Boring and Baffling

Very little of this review will be about anything other then the last five minutes of The Call, because that is the only bit of the movie that matters even the slightest bit. Up until that final five minutes I was rather unperturbed by anything that went on on the screen. I was able to predict almost everything else that happened in the movie up to an hour before it happened.

In summary, it was a pretty standard thriller with a potentially interesting premise that is taken nowhere interesting. The key to this sort of movie is unpredictability, to keep the audience entertained they need to be wondering what’s next. This is why I did not love the recent Zero Dark Thirty, because it was a thriller with a conclusion that was common knowledge before the script was even written. Plot pr...

Rating of
2/4 

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