Release Date
March 15, 2013
Director
Brad Anderson
Screenplay
Richard D’Ovidio
Nicole D’Ovidio
Jon Bokenkamp
Distributed By
TriStar Pictures
Budget
$13 million
Crime, Thriller
Rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language
94 minutes

The Call

For being a thriller about a 911 operator sitting in a chair, “The Call” actually builds enough suspense to keep the audience involved. Although most of the situations feel incredulous and uninspired, the overall kitsch of the story is unique enough to keep one interested. Produced by WWE Studios, as one professional wrestler as an extremely small supporting role, the film never falls off the deep end like most of their previously produced endeavors.

Halle Berry comes off a tad out of place in her starring role, still the highlight of the film but never able to carry it beyond what it actually is, which is an average thriller with little to no follow through, displaying one of the worst final acts to grace the screen yet this year. Wow, how Abigail Breslin has grown up, displaying a maturity when she’s not screaming incoherently or strapped, topless, to a medical chair. However horrid I was picturing this film to be, I was pleasantly surprised to find it reach the annals of “alright”.

 

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