• Released
  • March 15, 2013
  • R , 1 hr 36 min
  • Suspense/Thriller
  • 4,844 Fan Ratings
75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The Call might not be a classic for the ages, but for a Friday night? For a movie to take people out of themselves? And to make them marvel at the viewing experience that just happened to them? This one is hard to beat.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

Surprisingly good, and surprisingly gruesome, fun.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
The Call for the most part is a tense, extreme-jeopardy thriller that delivers the intended goods.
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60

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
No one’s winning any awards for The Call. But at least the award winners know how to make it worth our while.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
For its last third, the entire thing gets a Frankensteinian head transplant, and turns into derivative serial-killer nonsense.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The film is at once shamelessly transparent, manipulative, and far-fetched, and impossibly suspenseful. You'll want to take a shower afterward - that's how icky you'll feel.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
You’ve seen pieces of this movie in “Psycho,” “Silence of the Lambs,” and 2004’s “Cellular.” Still, the early scenes in the Hive give The Call a needed novelty: It’s a workplace drama, and the work is responding to other people’s desperate worst-case scenarios.
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The action starts with a bang, but deteriorates and grows more absurd as the story strays farther from the LAPD call center.
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

A sputtering, so-so B thriller with a neat hook but very little personality.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Rare is the thriller that goes as completely and utterly wrong as The Call does at almost precisely the one hour mark. Which is a crying shame, because for an hour, this is a riveting, by the book kidnapping.
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51 out of 100
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