The Call

2013

The Call

Critics Consensus

The Call builds plenty of suspense before taking a problematic turn in the third act.

45%

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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. (c) Sony

Cast

Halle Berry
as Jordan Turner
Abigail Breslin
as Casey Welson
Morris Chestnut
as Officer Paul Phillips
Michael Eklund
as Michael Foster
Michael Imperioli
as Alan Denado
David Otunga
as Officer Jake Devans
Evie Louise Thompson
as Leah Templeton
Tara Platt
as Female Trainee
Sammy Busby
as Officer
Lisa Grady
as Forensics Agent
Rakefet Abergel
as Trainee #1
Yolanda Arroyo
as Operator #2
Frankie Louis Mulcahy
as Young Operator in Quiet Room
Alisa Hensley
as Soccer Mom
Thomas Yatsko
as Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Call

All Critics (130) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (58) | Rotten (72)

Audience Reviews for The Call

  • Oct 16, 2019
    I caught this after watching Fractured by Brad Anderson. This is a film I completely forgot and now that I have seen it, I probably didn't need to watch it either. The film is built on the concept and the concept is not carefully developed. The film has potential and only clicks into gear for the finale, which is quite good. I had my problems with the pacing and the fact Berry's character is a call operator and has no issue finding the killer. Why is she in the call centre? She is better than the entire police force. This is an interesting vehicle and deserved its success in the current cinema climate. Strong cast is sadly let down by a shallow script and a strange villain. 12/10/2019
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Jun 03, 2016
    I know a lot of people outright hate the ending of this, I didn't. It felt very out of place and was completely unrealistic, but I wouldn't go so far as to say it ruined the movie for me. That said, the first two acts are far superior to the third, and even those two aren't exactly bringing the house down. Still, The Call manages to cultivate some pretty vivid tension within the first few minutes, and the drama of the two confined environments that it primarily switches between is executed well enough.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 31, 2016
    Pretty good thriller. Though it drags out long at the end, the scenes in the car kept me on the edge of my seat.
    Nicki M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2014
    The Call stars Halle Berry as Jordan, a 911 operator for LAPD, due to negligence, she accidentally caused the death of a young girl. Another emergency call got picked up and this time another girl is being captured by the same killer, it's up to Jordan to stop him. Generic but nevertheless fun to watch, Berry's performance was enough to redeem the film but the addition of Eklund was even better. It started off strong but got a bit preposterous at the end. The Call hits and missed at the same time.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer

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