The Call Reviews

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January 6, 2014
This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.
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.
September 19, 2013
A promising picture turns into gibberish. Shame.
September 19, 2013
The story and set-up feel conceptually flawed from the get-go. This was never going to end well.
September 17, 2013
Just when the movie has us in its grasp, the script falls to pieces and turns into a crass female-in-peril button-pusher.
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.
March 15, 2013
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.
March 15, 2013
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.
March 15, 2013
This is as brain-dead as a movie can be and it assumes the audience will have the I.Q. of a rutabaga.
March 15, 2013
It's a lot better than you might expect a movie like this to be.
March 15, 2013
"The Call" consciously decides to slowly drown itself in the tub.
March 15, 2013
Yes, it's cheese, but it's good cheese.
March 15, 2013
I'll say one thing for "The Call": Its ending is actually a bit of a surprise. Just when you think it couldn't get any stupider, pow!
March 15, 2013
Can't someone come up with screenwriting software that signals when a script has made the fatal slip from hyped-up suspense to sheer ludicrousness?
March 15, 2013
... a breakneck, truly thrilling thriller, one that builds excitement through both brains and brutality ...
March 14, 2013
The material has the mild impact of a special episode of a network crime series, with Eklund's villain a figure of mannered creepiness rather than profound chills.
March 14, 2013
If it were any more intense would require a complete physical and medical clearance for admission into the theater.
March 14, 2013
A sputtering, so-so B thriller with a neat hook but very little personality.
March 14, 2013
The Call cribs from so many other psychological thrillers that it might as well be called "The Girl With the Lovely Bones Cellular Silence of the Lambs.''
March 14, 2013
An effectively creepy thriller about a 911 operator and a young miss in peril, "The Call" is a model of low-budget filmmaking.
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