Rated R. 1 hour, 36 minutes.
by Greg Gayne – © 2013 SPWAG, All rights
Berry and Abigail Breslin in "The Call" - 2013
Here's a good thriller
that I thoroughly enjoyed. "The Call" with Halle Berry
provides plenty of edge-of-your-seat action and thrills. The movie
begins at the "Hive," the Los Angeles communications
dispatch center where Jordan (Halle Berry) is a 911 communications
responder. She is a calm and compassionate person who tries to
keep the PR (person responding) on the phone and talking. However
one case takes a toll on her.
She gets a call from
a young girl who is hiding in her house because burglars are trying
to enter. Jordan advises the girl to go into a room and lock the
door. So she goes into her bedroom and hides underneath the bed.
The man enters the room, looks under the bed but sees a lot of
junk under there and she is hiding past the boxes. He finally
leaves the room and goes downstairs and somehow the phone hangs
So Jordan redials the
number and the phone rings. The burglar hears the phone ring from
downstairs and comes back upstairs. He finds the girl and drags
her from underneath her bed. Days later Jordan watches the news
on TV and they have found a body in a wooded area. It is her.
Six months later and
reeling from this experience, Jordan takes a job training new
911 responders as a way of coping. One girl who had been there
only six months takes a call from a young girl named Casey Welson
(Abigail Breslin) who was abducted from the Fashion Place Mall
in the parking lot and was thrown in the trunk of his car. Not
knowing how to handle it, Jordan takes over and tries to calm
the girl down. On the computers at the Hive, there is no gps location
on this vehicle. So Jordan tells the girl to try several things
to leave a trail where cops can get a location on her. The cops
are one step behind in their trail.
Michael Eklund plays
Michael Foster, the killer from the past that haunts Jordan. He
is smart and leaves no prints so the cops have a hard time catching
is 96 minutes long and is directed by Brad Anderson. Scenes for
this movie were shot in Los Angeles, Santa Clarita, Calif. and
at the Burbank Town Center. It
is rated R for violence, disturbing content and some language.
This movie is fast
moving and has you sitting in your seat with abated breath. I
would definitely recommend this movie if you like thrillers.
by TriStar Pictures
Call" movie poster