PG) The Call
Running Time: 94 Minutes.
2 and a half stars out of 4.
Halle Berry plays Jordan Turner, a 911 operator in the call, who as the trailers say "Makes one call personal." The Call is a suspenseful, edge of your seat, thriller, that is a lot of fun to watch. The Call is set in a 911 control room, often referred to as "The Hive." Halle Berry is an experienced 911 operator, who takes many calls a day. There is one call in particular, where the post circumstances based on a choice, she made effects her personally. She is unable to work, eat, or sleep, so she takes a break from being a call operator, to being a call operator teacher. When she returns to being a call operator, she receives a call from Casey Welson (Abigail Breslin), who is in need of help. The Call is a silly, yet fun 90 minute joy ride.
From my synopsisThe Call might not sound appealing, or suspenseful, but believe me The Call is a 90 minute action packed thrill ride, with very believable performances from Halle Berry and Abigail Breslin, and is also filed with disturbing violence, a cheesy yet entertaining script, and solid direction from Brad Anderson. I am not the biggest fan of kidnap films (Taken series), so I was skeptical for as to if I would enjoy The Call. My scepticism proved to be incorrect, because for me this film worked as an action packed thrill ride.
The Call is not a masterpiece, and there are many flaws that brought the overall popcorn grade down. First, the script is filled with cheesy and cliche dialogue, that does not sound real. Next, the third act that involves Halle Berry's character is very unbelievable, and silly that you can't help but laugh at the direction the filmmakers decided to take her character, but I was enjoying watching The Call so much, that I was able to excuse some of the other flaws I had.