The Call (2013)



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

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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
R (for violence, disturbing content and some language)
Mystery & Suspense
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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
Jose Zuniga
as Marco
Roma Maffia
as Maddy
Evie Louise Thompson
as Leah Templeton
Ella Rae Peck
as Autumn
Jenna Lamia
as Brooke
Ross Gallo
as Josh
Tara Platt
as Female Trainee
Sammy Busby
as Officer
Michael Linstroth
as Officer #1
Lisa Grady
as Forensics Agent
Rakefet Abergel
as Trainee #1
Jay Potter
as Bryan
Yolanda Arroyo
as Operator #2
Frankie Louis Mulcahy
as Young Operator in Quiet Room
Steven Williams
as Terrence
Alisa Hensley
as Soccer Mom
Thomas Yatsko
as Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Call

All Critics (127) | Top Critics (26)

This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.

Full Review… | January 6, 2014
Top Critic

Just when the movie has us in its grasp, the script falls to pieces and turns into a crass female-in-peril button-pusher.

Full Review… | September 16, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Crude as it is, The Call milks its jump scares and don't-go-down-to-the-basement tension for all they're worth. See it with a full house, if you absolutely must see it at all.

Full Review… | March 19, 2013
Time Out
Top Critic

Let's call The Call what it is: high quality trash that both diminishes and is redeemed by all the talents who have deigned to bring it to life.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
New York Daily News
Top Critic

If you're going to watch a movie in which two people talk on the phone for most of the film, it's not the worst thing in the world for one of the folks involved to have the face of Storm from the X-Men.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

This is as brain-dead as a movie can be and it assumes the audience will have the I.Q. of a rutabaga.

Full Review… | March 15, 2013
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for The Call

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 Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A conventional thriller that doesn't try anything new but is developed in a relatively satisfying way for most of its running time - until it collapses in a ridiculous, laughable third act that only insults the viewers' intelligence and believes to be much smarter than it is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I stopped watching on the first ten minutes when the 911 operator tells the girl to lock herself in a room and then the girl runs up the stairs. >_> I do not know which is worse, the advice or the girl.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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