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The Caller Reviews

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Paul Chambers
July 16, 2009
Painfully obvious where this film is going after just ten minutes. Poorly written, poorly conceived.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
April 27, 2009
Here's a quiet on->
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
February 13, 2009
IF Frank Langella hadn't received an Oscar nomination for "Frost/Nixon," it's pretty doubtful that an opaque oddity like Richard Ledes' The Caller would have managed even a one-week vanity booking at the Quad.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
February 13, 2009
A corporate crime drama that runs fatally amok.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Kam Williams
Sly Fox
February 12, 2009
Director Richard Leder was lucky enough to land actors of the caliber of Oscar-nominees Elliot Gould and Frank Langella only to squander their collective talents in service of a tedious yawner.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Karina Longworth
Time Out
February 11, 2009
There's a vaguely appealing elegance to the way the film moves -- that is, when the actors stop spouting laughably portentous dialogue long enough for one to appreciate the film's pacing.
| Original Score: 2/6
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Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 11, 2009
The Caller is a loopy, talky, 92-minute two-hander with Elliott Gould and Frank Langella (on a downward spiral following his juicy triumph in Frost/Nixon), written and directed by a force to forget called Richard Ledes.
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Aaron Hillis
Village Voice
February 10, 2009
We're left to wonder why we're watching Gould scramble for clues to a mystery we've been given the solution to.
Jason Clark
Slant Magazine
February 9, 2009
Sadly, The Caller, the second feature from director Richard Ledes, doesn't allow its leading men the luxury of their legacies, instead forcing a wan quasi-thriller in the space where a laidback character study should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
February 5, 2009
Frank Langella and Elliot Gould lend gravitas to this enigmatic cat-and-mouse game which unfolds far too slowly with not enough of a dramatic payoff.
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Prairie Miller
February 3, 2009
Multinational corporate terrorism as narrative second fiddle to mock sleuthing around via poetry and existential sweet nothings dropped into a voice concealment cell phone device. The Caller: Dial-up assisted suicide by gumshoe.
Brandon Judell
New York Theatre Wire
February 3, 2009
Very few actors have the ability to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear and almost have you completely forget you're interacting with pork product. Frank Langella is one of these.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
David D'Arcy
Screen International
October 18, 2008
A tender evocation of youth that turns ponderous as it crawls towards a company's revenge on one of its executives.
Ron Wilkinson
Monsters and Critics
May 10, 2008
Close but no cigar as a great international corporate mystery thriller slows to a crawl in a drawn out study of death. Frank Langella and Elliott Gould should have been used better.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Ronnie Scheib
May 6, 2008
Frank Langella's note-perfect, tour-de-force turn as a man elegantly shaping his own demise is nicely counterpointed by a shambling Elliott Gould as a bird-watching private eye.
Paul Brenner
September 26, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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