299. The Call (2013)

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7.9 Gritty and exciting
  • Acting 7.9
  • Directing 7.7
  • Story 8.0
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Starring: Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin

Director: Brad Anderson

Running Time: 94 mins


The Call is an American film about an experienced 911 Emergency Officer who receives a call from a young girl who has been abducted by a psychotic man, and the officer must do all she can to keep the girl alive, and track down her kidnapper…

This was a pretty cool film. Obviously, the whole subject of the story was not nice at all, and was extremely frightening, but the story was massively exciting and especially tense towards the climax of the film, and very very clever.

I have to say that some parts of the film were quite harrowing, and there were some especially jumpy and scary moments which were completely unexpected to me, as I went into this film thinking that this was just a normal, exciting thriller, but many parts were actually quite scary, due to the fact that it was represented in such a realistic way.

Also, the main antagonist in this was extremely weird, BEYOND weird, which I found really creepy, and that did make this a little more uncomfortable to watch, and that’s probably the one place this film falls down, it was too uncomfortable and frustrating to watch, even though it was designed to be so, but overall, I’ll give this a 7.9, however I have to warn you that this film is not for the faint-hearted…

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