The Call 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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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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Entertainment Weekly

Surprisingly good, and surprisingly gruesome, fun.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Chicago Sun-Times

A sputtering, so-so B thriller with a neat hook but very little personality.
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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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The Call .... 911 ... Go See This

By Darkola
Critics reviews werent the greatest for this movie, and I started questioning myself if I should see it or not, well am pleased to say that I did go and see it, and the critics were way off on their...


By MedRed
Months ago, when I first saw the trailer for this movie, I immediately wrote it off. Why go see this when they showed everything in the trailer? I decided to give it a watch. Besides, with an R...

A Good Movie!

By hawkinsroxs
I enjoyed the movie from beginning to end. Yes, it does leave you in suspense on the edge of your seat but the ending is so.........leading up to "The Call #2"....

The Call

By stevendbeard
This is a tense , edge of your seat thriller about the 911 service [and the not-as-well-documented job that they perform] . Halle plays a 911 operator that gets a disturbing call from a teenaged girl...

The Call keeps you on the edge of your seat

By NewTune
The Call kept me engaged for the entire time. It is not a happy feel good movie: instead it is realistic and suspenseful. Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin were outstanding in their roles. My husband...

Pretty Good

By eloiseorr
This movie grabbed me right away and did not let go until the end! There was a part of the story that I felt was waaaaay under-developed, but other than that, it was pretty good. I give it a solid B....

The Call

By Tsteinlauf
Good premise and well-acted. Also keeps you engaged. That being said, the ending falls way short: Casey could not have been so strong with her head sliced open, without bandages even staunching the...

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By wthurmond
I loved this movie! I was on the edge of my seat the entire movie. Halle Berry did a great job. I loved seeing Abigail Breslin as a teen....

How Could This Have Gone/Ended So Wrong....

By WooferBearATL
I have to say that Halle did an incredible job in this movie. The acting is strong. The scenes are realistic and it's the most edge of your seat excitement of any movie in months. The issue comes...

The Call

By Famous4
Halle does it again?! Strength of will and take no prisoners attitude in the suspense packed thriller! Certainly kept me on the edge of the seat! Highly recommend and you will be physically exhausted...

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Rated R | For Some Language, Disturbing Content and Violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Gripping thriller has tons of violence directed at a teen.
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