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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Total Count: 130

65%

Audience Score

User Ratings: 54,385
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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

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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 (29) | Fresh (58) | Rotten (72)

Audience Reviews for The Call

  • 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
  • Mar 06, 2014
    Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin's performances make this film worth watching. They shine here. They have a great on screen chemistry despite the fact that the majority of time they are not on screen together. This is the 2nd film that they are in together. The first, being New Year's Eve. The film itself is predictable. I felt like I have seen this type of film before. It reminded me of movies like Cellular, Phone Booth, Taken, Taking of Pelham 1 2 3, and Silence of the Lambs. The scene in the beginning where the killer grabs the girl under the bed, reminded me of the scene in Taken. Also the big finale at the end, reminded me of the finale of Silence of the Lambs. Morris Chestnut does a great job in his supporting role. Roma Maffia is great as Berry's boss. I am surprised that Michael Imperioli took the role he played in this film. I say, despite the predictability, the film is worth checking out cause of Berry and Breslin.
    Sol C Super Reviewer

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