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

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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...
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75

Entertainment Weekly

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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...
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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...
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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...
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AMAZING

By clevelandwilson
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Rated R | For Some Language, Disturbing Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says not for kids Gripping thriller has tons of violence directed at a teen.
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