The Call (2013)
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.
Brilliant and touching
Although it has its amusing moments, in eneral the plot does not convince.
Although I seem to have had higher expectations than I thought, the movie is super entertaining.
There are moments that feel comical, some horrific, and some downright inspiring but the tonal shifts hardly matter as the end results come to a film that's perfect for this time.
I didn't think I would like this movie, and just caught my eye(and cause I like Halle Berry's other works) so i thought why not give a chance. The movie proved itself to be actually really interesting, well put together anticipating thriller. It's not the typical kidnapper film, and i found myself on the edge of my seat, rooting for Jordan to catch the killer. The moment where she talks with Casey on the phone was very well put together, and maybe my favorite scenes of the film.However, the killer wasn't most well written and found it quite cliché, even though I'd love to know more about his motivation. Like when did he start killing the girls, was it when his sister died? what happened to her sister, and if she died of cancer like we were let to believe why did he have to start killing other girls? did he just go crazy? I mean maybe he was just crazy, but i thought it was weird his wife had NO clue of his killer personality and that he had killed dozen of girls.Overall, I really enjoyed the movie. It made me root for Jordan to find the killer, even the ending was somewhat predictable, but glad it had a happy ending. I wish we'd seen Jordan taking Casey to cinema like she promised though!
I thought the movie was outstanding until it reaches the final scenes. For me the finish felt lazy and incomplete, I would have liked to see a more decisive outcome. Otherwise a great movie. The suspense and intensity earlier in the movie make this a good choice irrelevant of the fact the ending leaves much to be desired. The first movie in a long while that I have seen Halle Berry I and I was impressed with her performance, the acting felt authentic and at least for me helped get into the feel of the movie.
The Call is an intriguing film about 911 operator Jordan Turner (Hally Berry) who takes a call from teenager Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin), kidnapped by a madman.This intensity of the 911 call between Jordan and the distressed Casey adds to the suspense and keeps the plot a fast-paced thriller - all leading to the creepy intentions of the antagonist and the semi-unpredictable climax.The film also takes an in-depth and exciting look at survival and judgment calls. The acting was pretty good and the direction of the flick is straight-forward and to-the-point, grabbing your attention right away and keeping out all the boring and unnecessary fillers. A pretty good movie for a Saturday night.Grade B
I must say I was impressed by this movie. It was like a reality movie into the daily life of a call operator. Halle Berry is an emotional call operator who faults one of the laws of the occupation- to be emotionally detached. When she gets a call from a distraught girl who was later killed, she beats herself up for it. Six months later, she had to help another girl who was kidnapped from a mall escape from the trunk of the car where she'd been kept. I enjoyed this movie. The first part was quite realistic and touching. Abigail and Halle did their part well. But then came the unrealistic second part. I get that Halle is emotional and feels connected to her callers, but not to the extent of driving all the way to the crime scene. It was Just convenient that she finds the trap door not the police. And why didn't she call the police? These loops in the movie made the second part less enjoyable. But I'll definitely recommend this movie.