Written March 16, 2013
Don't waste your money! Run! away from this awful "thriller." The acting is poor, the plot line is stupid. Halle Berry should get 10 razzies for this one. It's a sad cross between Silence of the Lambs and Panic Room. It's unbelieveable. I can't believe 911 operators stand around observing one operator's trauma calls.The police send out darn near the entire force to catch the perp.This movie is AWFUL!! I give it two thumbs and eight fingers DOWN.
Written February 09, 2016
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.
Written July 27, 2013
I was on the edge of my seat the whole time! Halle berry does a great job of keeping you interested along with the other main characters who seem to do an excellent job of convincing you. There's a lot if emotion from crazy to sad and you'll find yourself rooting for this poor little girl throughout the whole movie. The suspense pushes this past the rest of the pack! A-plus!
Written August 28, 2014
You will enjoy this movie if:
1. You go in with low expectations
2. You are willing to suspend disbelief
Warning, possible spoilers
What is good: Cell phones that can keep a 90 minute connection across a large geographic area.
What is bad: Most of the acting.
What is really bad: The last five minutes of the movie.
Written August 29, 2015
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!)