Written July 28, 2014
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 reviews as far as I am concerned. The movie iteslf had a real good story to it, there was alot of emotion, parts that would leave you on the edge of your seat, wanting to jump on the screen and help, one part also that could make you cry. The acting throughout the movie was very good also, Halle Berry, as always was great in the movie, the character playing the bad guy was also good, his expressions really took him over the edge at making you believe he is really psycho. I took my wife and we both really enjoyed the movie, and on the way out listening to others they seemed to really like it also. I would give this close to 3 out of 4 stars myself .... Enjoy :) Also if ya like my review, feel free to click "become a fan" and read my other reviews, I do tend to go to the show alot.
Written March 19, 2013
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 rating the trailer couldn't reveal everything.
The trailer does show way, way, WAY too much of the good stuff. I can understand this with Halle Berry having a few flops (deserved like Catwoman and undeserved like Cloud Atlas and Movie 43). Despite this, there is enough to keep you thrilled and chilled. The acting is solid, and the plot keeps loose ends and logic leaps in check until the very end.
This movie would be excellent for someone that hasn't seen the trailer a lot. For someone that has, there is still enough substance to make for a good movie.
There are no scenes during or after the credits.
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Written July 29, 2014
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 and I thoroughly enjoyed this movie.
Written March 16, 2013
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 being kidnapped . Halle makes a mistake that ends badly for the girl and it affects her deeply . Morris is her policeman/boyfriend that tries and console her ["You did the best you could, Baby!"] but when another kidnapping occurs about 6 months later , Halle connects the dots ["It's the same man!"] and the hunt is on [Halle wants to make sure that the same thing does not happen , again] . Abigail plays the latest girl in the serial killers growing repertoire . Michael plays the psychotic kidnapper [and he does a disturbingly good job of playing a psychotic kidnapper] . It is fast-paced and keeps you on your seat , trying to guess what will happen , next . I enjoyed it and would buy it on DVD.
Written March 16, 2013
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".