Jordan Turner is an experienced 911 operator but when she makes an error in judgment and a call ends badly, Jordan is rattled and unsure if she can continue. But when teenager Casey Welson is abducted in the back of a man's car and calls 911, Jordan is the one called upon to use all of her experience, insights and quick thinking to help Casey escape, and not just to save her, but to make sure the man is brought to justice.
|Release Date||:||March 14, 2013|
|Production Company||:||TriStar Pictures, WWE Studios, Troika Pictures, Emergency Films, Apotheosis Media Group, Amasia Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Richard D'Ovidio, Richard D'Ovidio, Nicole D'Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp|
|Casts||:||Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Imperioli, Ella Rae Peck, Roma Maffia, Steven Williams, Michael Eklund, Justina Machado, José Zúñiga, Tara Platt|
|Plot Keywords||:||underground, gas station, kidnapping, murder, suspense, serial killer, american flag, multiple stabbings, violence, person on fire, cell phone, psycho|
The Call is good solid entertainment for the first 2 acts. Until the girl is taken out of the car and into the basement, it all goes to hell. The ending makes no sense for the characters and makes me wish that I had left as soon as the hour mark hit, so I could make up my own ending. That way I wouldn't have to sit through ridiculous plot twists and generic meltdowns. Halle Berry was good but her performance in Cloud Atlas was so much better, and that is probably do to the writing and direction. Brad Anderson isn't talentless and perhaps his next film will be an improvement. But the final act just screws this movie up so much. Overall I like the film to the lowest rating I can go and still go positive but the film doesn't deserve anything higher than a 5.5/10