When a Stranger Calls Reviews

December 17, 2018
To appreciate just how different it is from the other entries in this then still nascent subgenre [the slasher], we need to move on from its opening to its more critically neglected middle section.
April 30, 2018
Although Walton contrives to keep most of his contrivances on the safe side of absurdity, "Stranger" is at best a close call.
July 19, 2019
When a Stranger Calls does not herald a major film-making talent -- it's just another textbook experiment in terror. You will jump, though.
October 3, 2018
What counts in a suspense movie is the way in which tension mounts in which the film leads you on, in the way climaxes explode on the screen.
December 5, 2016
Two movies, one sandwiched inside the other, and the two movies have completely different goals, tones, and arguably even genres.
May 13, 2015
...the movie's absolutely enthralling opening 20 minutes is, unfortunately, followed by a narrative that couldn't possibly be more anticlimactic.
December 15, 2010
Grim psychothriller with a few teen urban legends.
April 1, 2006
Seus vinte minutos iniciais e finais (ou seja: as seqncias envolvendo Carol Kane) so suficientemente tensos, mas o longo segundo ato que traz a investigao feita pelo personagem de Durning jamais empolga.
January 30, 2006
The ultimately slow-moving film is book-ended by some truly classic horror movie moments.
January 30, 2006
Aggravatingly devoid of suspense.