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The Call (2013)



Critic Consensus: The Call builds plenty of suspense before taking a problematic turn in the third act.

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When veteran 911 operator, Jordan (Halle Berry), takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life. (c) Sony

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Halle Berry
as Jordan Turner
Abigail Breslin
as Casey Welson
Morris Chestnut
as Officer Paul Phillips
Michael Eklund
as Michael Foster
Michael Imperioli
as Alan Denado
David Otunga
as Officer Jake Devans
Evie Louise Thompson
as Leah Templeton
Tara Platt
as Female Trainee
Sammy Busby
as Officer
Lisa Grady
as Forensics Agent
Rakefet Abergel
as Trainee #1
Yolanda Arroyo
as Operator #2
Frankie Louis Mulcahy
as Young Operator in Quiet Room
Alisa Hensley
as Soccer Mom
Thomas Yatsko
as Cinematographer
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Critic Reviews for The Call

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (37)

This film is a whole lot scarier than you think it's going to be.

March 7, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

This is a cleverly made, smartly written, totally satisfying armrest-gripper.

January 6, 2014 | Full Review…

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 20, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

A promising picture turns into gibberish. Shame.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

The story and set-up feel conceptually flawed from the get-go. This was never going to end well.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

It's a neat nerve-frayer with lessons for anyone finding themselves trapped in a confined space and needing to alert the outside world.

September 19, 2013 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Call

Pretty good thriller. Though it drags out long at the end, the scenes in the car kept me on the edge of my seat.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer


A conventional thriller that doesn't try anything new but is developed in a relatively satisfying way for most of its running time - until it collapses in a ridiculous, laughable third act that only insults the viewers' intelligence and believes to be much smarter than it is.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

I stopped watching on the first ten minutes when the 911 operator tells the girl to lock herself in a room and then the girl runs up the stairs. >_> I do not know which is worse, the advice or the girl.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

Super Reviewer

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