The Call (2013) The ambitions of The Call director Brad Anderson ( The Machinist ) may be bottom-of-a-mineshaft low, but this tale of a 911 operator (Halle Berry)… 2013-03-15 R PT95M Suspense Thriller Halle Berry Abigail Breslin Morris Chestnut Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

The Call (2013)

MPAA Rating: R
THE CALL Halle Berry
Image credit: Greg Gayne
THE CALL Halle Berry
EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Mar 15, 2013; Rated: R; Length: 95 Minutes; Genres: Suspense, Thriller; With: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin and Morris Chestnut; Distributor: Sony Pictures Entertainment

The ambitions of The Call director Brad Anderson (The Machinist) may be bottom-of-a-mineshaft low, but this tale of a 911 operator (Halle Berry) attempting to save the life of a kidnapped, stuffed-in-the-trunk of a car teen (Abigail Breslin) is surprisingly good, and surprisingly gruesome, fun. Michael Eklund makes the most of the maniac role, and Breslin is a sympathetic victim, even if the most alarming thing about the movie may be seeing the girl from Little Miss Sunshine stripped down to her bra. Finally, if you're going to watch a movie in which two people talk on the phone for most of the film, it's not the worst thing in the world for one of the folks involved to have the face of Storm from the X-Men. B
Originally posted Mar 15, 2013