The Call Reviews

  • The Call
    • Genre : Thriller, Suspense
    • Release Date : March 15, 2013
    • MPAA Rating : R
    • Duration : 96
    • Production Budget : -
    • Studio : TriStar Pictures
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  • whether it's the odd directorial tic of freeze-framing during moments of violence - perhaps intended to suggest a sort of rage-induced blackout, but which feels like a projector glitch - or the offputting cadence shifts in editing
    by Andrew Barker [Variety ]
  • The Call cribs from so many other psychological thrillers that it might as well be called "The Girl With the Lovely Bones Cellular Silence of the Lambs''
    2 of 4 by Claudia Puig [USA Today ]
  • it's one of those movies, that rare thing - a thriller that actually thrills
    3 of 4 by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle ]
  • it's careless storytelling - and unfortunately, it's typical of the bizarre choices and the lazy, sloppy structure that inform the last 20 minutes of the film
    by Ian Buckwalter [NPR ]
  • is doubly contemptible
    2 of 4 by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer ]
  • instead, the movie's 90 minutes of effective, grueling, increasingly ugly, eventually ridiculous suspense
    2 of 4 by Ty Burr [Boston Globe ]
  • as much as the film tries to extend itself beyond the boilerplate thriller formula - distressed damsel, twisted psycho, clock ticking - a flawed script and a less than persuasive villain undermine the effort
    2 of 4 by Bruce Demara [Toronto Star ]
  • an effectively creepy thriller about a 911 operator and a young miss in peril, "The Call" is a model of low-budget filmmaking
    5 of 5 by Manohla Dargis [New York Times ]
  • 2 of 5 Reviewed by Sheri Linden [Los Angeles Times ]
  • Reviewed by Todd McCarthy [Hollywood Reporter ]

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