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The Call Reviews

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Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 23, 2015
A simple but tense thriller told from the perspective of kidnap victim and 911-responder.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lisa Elin
We Got This Covered
March 15, 2013
Halle Berry handles The Call with professionalism, passion, and a trooper's dedication to keeping a faltering script afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jeff Beck
March 14, 2013
Whatever the intent was, what we get is one of the most hilarious and unbelievable thrillers made in the last few years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
John Hanlon
Big Hollywood
June 30, 2013
An intriguing concept is overshadowed by a remarkably outrageous third act.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Chris Sawin
March 15, 2013
The Call is mostly just another predictable and generic thriller with its only unique moments resting in a certain scalp sniffing sequence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/10
Mark Ellis
Schmoes Know
March 21, 2013
Don't call me...don't even text. Just let me stay in the trunk of a car where this movie can't hurt me anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
May 22, 2013
The Call is a thriller that works tremendously for the duration of the titular 'call.' The minute that the call ends, it spirals into an avalanche of horror/thriller film clichés that results in disastrously bad and an unintentionally comedic climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Eddie Harrison
The List
September 5, 2013
The serious subject of child abduction and murder isn't well served by the way Anderson's film veers into a comic book/vigilante drama, ultimately making this a call worth avoiding.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Calum Marsh
Slant Magazine
March 14, 2013
Brad Anderson's film is defined by an often frustrating combination of cleverness and stupidity.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Looker
November 20, 2013
It seems at odds with itself thanks to a generous helping of tropes from two distinctly different genres: fast-paced action thriller and creepy serial killer horror.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Neil Pond
American Profile
March 19, 2013
A rather unsavory experience overall made even less pleasant by its ultimate pandering to the basest of its audience's entertainment tastes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
September 20, 2013
A film that was just highly improbable for 75 minutes loses its mind thereafter and invites you to do the same.
Neil Alcock
Empire Magazine
September 16, 2013
The kind of clichéd nonsense so common in the mid-'90s, it's a throwback - and not necessarily in a good way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Ignatiy Vishnevetsky
Chicago Sun-Times
March 14, 2013
A sputtering, so-so B thriller with a neat hook but very little personality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Kenneth R. Morefield
Christianity Today
March 17, 2013
"It all looks the same," Casey laments-which might, unfortunately, be taken as meta-commentary on the boilerplate movie she finds herself in.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
March 15, 2013
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
March 14, 2013
The shoddy attention to character, plausibility, and detail is particularly surprising coming from Anderson, a director of smart indie thrillers like The Machinist, Session 9 and Transsiberian.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Jason Zingale
March 14, 2013
Another rote, run-of-the-mill thriller better suited for VOD than the big screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
March 13, 2013
It damn well works. Until Halle Berry hangs up.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Sam Adams
Time Out
March 19, 2013
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 | Original Score: 2/5
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