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The Call Reviews

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March 7, 2017
This film is a whole lot scarier than you think it's going to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 31, 2016
It's difficult to hold an audience pretty much alone for 70 minutes but [Halle Berry] does a much better job than the screenplay deserves.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 9, 2016
A surprisingly proficient thriller - even more proficient for the viewer who bails before the final scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 6, 2014
This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.
October 1, 2013
Halle Berry delivers an emphatic reminder of her star status in this tightly-plotted low-budget thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 27, 2013
Relentlessly suspenseful, this lean thriller has an emotional subtext that makes it almost unbearably involving.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 20, 2013
The familiar serial-killer flick gets a welcome shakeup, upending the woman-as-victim cliché and offering a bracing new perspective on an oft-told tale.
September 20, 2013
The Call is the kind of vaguely smart, extremely gory gloop you should watch on TV, preferably when you're tucked up in bed with a delirium-inducing fever. That way, you won't notice when the script goes bonkers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
Berry and Breslin make a good women-in-peril double act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
It's a neat nerve-frayer with lessons for anyone finding themselves trapped in a confined space and needing to alert the outside world.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
It's the trashy premise that hooks you in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 19, 2013
After this unusually well-made thriller builds suspense to almost unbearable levels, the filmmakers nearly throw everything away with a gear-change so contrived that we can't help but laugh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
September 19, 2013
Smartly directed and sharply written, The Call is a suspenseful and engaging thriller with superb performances from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, though it stumbles a little in the final act.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2013
It's a tense, taut thriller that only eases off the tension in the final reel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 18, 2013
Tense, effective popcorn pulp that smashes to smithereens the tired trope of woman-as-victim.
September 13, 2013
Claustrophobic and low-key, the bulk of the film works brilliantly - helped in no small part by Berry's fantastically fractured performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 21, 2013
'The Call' won't be a film we'll remember five years or even a year from now, but the popcorn flick isn't meant to rock the souls of viewers, it's meant to entertain.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 26, 2013
With another whopper plot, this one's saved by a strong turn from Berry, a convincingly panicked performance by Breslin and, as one of the more incompetent screen villains in some time, Eklund.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
May 21, 2013
An effective thriller that does an ace job of maintaining your elevated heart rate
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 17, 2013
A straight-forward, race-against-time thriller...In an alternate universe, one imagines a disciple of Hitchcock making this film in real time and without any violence.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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