Reviews for this film from our members:
[New – 9/26] | Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan
Excerpt: The Call would fit within the Lifetime Movie Network’s schedule to where one can wonder whether it was intended for cable/satellite broadcast and just found itself in theaters.
Tim Brayton @ Antagony & Ecstasy
Excerpt: There’s no one moment where The Call breaks; more like a five minute span where it goes from everything mostly working to everything mostly not.
Kevin Carr @ 7M Pictures
Excerpt: The point of a movie is to entertain, and entertain “The Call” does. So what if that entertainment value comes from unintentional hilarity and silliness?
Samuel Castro @ Ochoymedio.info [Spanish]
Excerpt: Halle Berry protagoniza un thriller que entretiene a pesar de sus debilidades actorales, gracias a un tema poco común
Mark Dujsik @ Mark Reviews Movies
Excerpt: In between the extended prologue and ridiculously out-of-character third act of The Call, there is a clever little thriller…
Susan Granger @ www.susangranger.com
Excerpt: Intense yet shallow – with a final, vengeful twist that utterly disconnects.
MaryAnn Johanson @ Film4.com
Excerpt: Tense, effective popcorn pulp that smashes to smithereens the tired trope of woman-as-victim.
Dan Kelly @ Danland
Excerpt: “The Call” is a sour, dopey flop; unable to deliver anything worthwhile aside from the odd, sparse moment of competence. Oktay Ege Kozak @ Oregon Herald
Benjamin Kramer @ The Voracious Filmgoer
Glenn Lovell @ CinemaDope.com
Excerpt: … this claustrophobic little shocker starts out with promise but soon falls prey to idiotic plotting. It winds up as a lesser variation on ‘Silence of the Lambs’ … Sorry, wrong number.
Dan Lybarger @ KCActive.com
Excerpt: The story could be about how she deals or doesn’t deal with the helplessness of the situation, but that would have required more work than anybody involved with The Call was apparently willing to make.
Mike McGranaghan @ The Aisle Seat
Excerpt: Two-thirds terrific and one-third routine.
Jason McKiernan @ Next Projection
Excerpt: The Call is all about pluck – just in a very dark environment, punctuated with bursts of ultra violence.
Ross Miller @ Thoughts On Film
Excerpt: It ultimately buckles under the weight of its own ridiculousness with a thoroughly misjudged third act that takes its stupidity to a whole new level.
Darren Mooney @ the m0vie blog
Excerpt: Hanging on in there…
Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies
Excerpt: Filmmaker Brad Anderson’s woefully generic psychological thriller The Call is about as monotonous as a continual dial tone…nothing more than a mere disconnection of false jolts and jumps.
Jason Pirodsky @ Expats.cz
Excerpt: Anderson, who has skillfully handled a wide range of genres in the indie realm, is the reason The Call ends up being a taut, even exciting thriller that is better than it has any right to be. Jerry Roberts @ Armchair Cinema
Excerpt: An hour’s worth of good material is burned by a third act that is just plain stupid. Marcio Sallem @ Em Cartaz [Portuguese]
Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian] Frank Swietek @ One Guys Opinion
Excerpt: An extremely unsavory thriller.
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