Written March 24, 2013
The reviews were Waay off................"The Call" hit every nerve wrecking emotion in your body. It was a Excellent Action, Suspense Thriller. It keeps you on the edge of your seat with nail biting twists and turns. I recommend this movie hands down. What a great addition to filmography.
Written March 18, 2013
I had read mixed reviews on this, but 4 of us decided to go, anyway. We were so glad we had ignored the negative reviews. There were some flaws in parts of the movie, but we were all captured by the action from a few minutes into the movie and the tension never let go! Halle Berry is good. Abigail Breslin is good. The male psychopath was good. We did leave with some unanswered questions which could have better been answered in the movie, but all it did for us was to make for interesting speculation over dinner. As we left the theater, several people were having reactions similar to ours.
If I had any criticism, it would have been for the directing. A couple of scenes needed some fleshing out, but the criticism is not strong enough to keep me from recommending this movie. If you like intense, GO! (Not for kids or early adolescents!)
Written October 01, 2014
Meh.....the premise is interesting (kidnapped teen calls into 911 while locked in trunk of car). But even though it's only 1 hr 36 minutes, I felt like you figured it out less than halfway thru.
This is sort of a re-hash of "Silence of the Lambs" with a tortured serial killer....yada yada.
I'd wait for the DVD.....and don't let your teen daughters see it (subject is too intense)
Written October 22, 2014
This is by far the worst movie I have seen in a very long time. Mind you I've studied film for quite some time and have graduated from being a student, to working in the industry...so my view is somewhat tainted. That being said, everything about this movie is wrong. It looks low budget. The makeup (bruises) is laughable at times. This is Halle Berry at her worst and I'm talking, back before "The Last Boy Scout" worst. The writing is reminiscent of a Life Time movie at best, and with that being said, the women in the audience absolutely loved it. I saw this movie in a theater filled with teenaged girls and women. They screamed, yelled at the screen and talked through the ENTIRE film. Now as a movie goer I absolutely hated this reaction but as a budding filmmaker, it was refreshing to sit back and see the film from their vantage point. No Oscar worthy anything here. But is you're looking for a feel good "chick flick", where the girls come out on top. Hey, this for you!
Written October 28, 2014
I've gotten to the point that I don't even listen to the critics reviews anymore because it seems they are always attacking right out the gate. I thought this was a great movie! I've worked in a call center environment and actually tried to work as a 911 operator, very stressful! Yes some of the scenes I did notice from other movies but that doesn't change the fact that Halle did a great job. I hated her wig...lol but her acting was great.