Summary: If your going to call 9/11 make sure that Halle berry his not on the phone she will get you killed. The film is about awoman working as an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past in order to save the life of a young girl in the present.
Excerpt: Halle Berry plays a 911 operator who gets a call from a sixteen year old kidnapped girl (Abigail Breslin) who’s being held in the trunk of a car. Apparently this psycho killer Michael kidnaps girls who remind him of his departed sister.
Summary: 'The Call' is a severely mediocre thriller. It lacks the actual thrill. It's routine movie making all around. The portion in the middle that involves the girl being in the trunk of the kidnapper's car is where my interest peaked.
Excerpt: I thought this was a great movie. It was pretty good for a Saturday night at home with the wife. I bought it for my wife and her best friend to watch and I found myself into the movie. I can say the acting was pretty darn good and I feel that it will be enjoyed by many.
Excerpt: Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) is a 911 operator assisting Leah (Evie Thompson) since somebody broke into her home. Leah was abducted as reported on the news. Jordan becomes affected after discovering the body was discovered buried naked.
Summary: The Call is a solidly entertaining film with a strong performance by Halle Berry and slick direction by Brad Anderson - up until the moronic ending. It's a break-neck action film with lots of crackling suspense and a pretty scary bad guy, but the film's dumbass climax kind of ruins it.
Excerpt: How a 911 operator and other types of public servants cope with the exacting pressures of a given day is beyond me. I'm sure the job in fact isn't as exaggerated as recent films The Call and End of Watch make them out to be, but situations such as those are not outside of the realm of possibility...
Excerpt: Pretty good suspenseful movie. Kept me interested all the way through. Original idea and good acting. Disappointed by the picture quality. The black levels are awful and the picture is much too light.