• The Call (2013)

The Call

Release Date: March 15th, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 25th, 2013

R |1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary

A veteran operator for an emergency call-center, Jordan (Halle Berry) saves lives daily as part of her job, but when a young woman's frantic report of a prowler ends tragically, Jordan is devastated. She decides to pack it in on the front lines and -- instead -- teach others the ropes of the high-pressure job. But when a call from a kidnapped teen (Abigail Breslin) comes in, Jordan takes charge as never before and turns the girl into a partner in helping to save her life.

Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli, David Otunga, Roma Maffia, José Zúñiga

Director: Brad Anderson

Genres: Thriller

Production Co: WWE Studios, Troika Pictures

Distributors: Sony Pictures Entertainment

Keywords: Rescue, 2010s, Tense, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Mick LaSalleSan Francisco Chronicle

    The Call might not be a classic for the ages, but for a Friday night? For a movie to take people out of themselves? And to make them marvel at the viewing experience that just happened to them? This one is hard to beat. show more

  • 45
    Ian BuckwalterNPR

    The shoddy attention to character, plausibility and detail is particularly surprising coming from Anderson, a director of smart indie thrillers like "The Machinist," "Session 9" and "Transsiberian." He's been a gifted filmmaker with a talent for creating chilling tension through meticulous control of just these elements. show more

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The Call for the most part is a tense, extreme-jeopardy thriller that delivers the intended goods. show more

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