“The Call” Movie Review

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Halle Berry (as Jordan Turner) is a 911 operator.  Day to day emergencies are handled in a professional, unemotional, manner until “The Call” from a young woman who is trying to hide from a prowler who has broken into her house.  The police are on the way, and the woman is well hidden when the call disconnects.  Berry redials and the girl ends up dead, but, not before the killer tells Berry “its already done”.

the callRiddled with guilt, Berry becomes a trainer.  One day 6 months later, she and some students participate in another kidnapping.  Abigail Breslin (as Casey Welson) is in the trunk of a car with her friends disposable cell phone.  Berry steps in, determined to save Breslin.  At one point, Berry determines that the kidnapper is the same person who killed the girl 6 months earlier.

“The Call” is mostly excellent.  TENSE cannot accurately describe the action (an understatement).  Realistic, scary, and TENSE until the last 15 or 20 minutes when it turns unrealistic.  The ending had us saying:  “Really?  This is the end?”.  Other than the last few minutes….the movie is superb.  Halle Berry is terrific and Michael Eklund (as kidnapper Michael Foster) is scary as hell.

F-words and brutal violence.  Not for kids.  Teens and adults will like it.

Go to IMDb for more information.  We watched this at the Tracy, CA CineMark where our poster has finally been taken down due to remodeling.  😦

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