Written October 10, 2015
Ingenious topic! Imposing, compelling scenario, married with Halle Berry’s consummate characterization; director Brad Anderson and writer Richard D’ Ovidio open the windows to the innermost bowels, mechanisms of the 911 Emergency “hive” in Los Angeles. The sophistication of the tracking devices; frenetic cacophony, seconds culminating in success or failure; never having spent a modicum of mental muscle wondering about the operators, technicians behind the millions of emergency calls, this was eye- opening, educational, mesmerizing. Anderson and D’Ovidio illuminate a ubiquitous, unsung craft and its uncelebrated, unacknowledged, unknown heroes...
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Written July 29, 2013
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Written August 30, 2015
I love Halle Berry and Morris Chestnut to death but they had to have some big names in order to sell this movie. Poor. Worst ending of any movie in 2013. I understand companies are trying to cut cost but it's really affecting the movie by cutting the time. Would not recommend anyone go see this movie. Interesting beggining, all down hill after that.
Written March 28, 2015
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 April 27, 2015
Movie kept me on the edge of my seat, but I'm disappointed in the ending. Main character was obviously mentally ill, and -- spoiler alert -- he is locked in an underground shelter to die a slow tortorous death. Yes, I understand this person had tortured and killed his victims, but would a person do this if they were mentally healthy? No. Is mental illness something someone chooses? No. It is a brain disorder. There are genetic components and usually something in their environment (like the death of sibling) that triggers it. If someone had a brain tumor that made them behave like this killer, we would not think it's OK to torture and kill him, but it's still considered acceptable and even desirable to do it to the mentally ill. I think future generations will be aghast when they look at movies like this for their treatment of people with brain disoders and how they manipulate audiences to want them tortured and killed.