Apr 6 2013

The Call- Movie Review

Roochster

The call posterThe trailer didn’t excite me that much but the concept and Halle Berry did which is why I went to watch ‘The Call’ on an early Saturday morning. Here’s what I thought.

Halle Berry is a 911 Emergency Operator and gets a call from a little girl who is about to get killed. A small mistake turns out to be a nightmare for the girl as she gets killed. 6 months later, she gets a call from another young girl who gets kidnapped. This time, Halle Berry cannot afford to mess up.

I don’t remember the last time I saw a movie that kept me completely glued to my seat and made me feel like I’m right there, where it’s all the bad things are happening and I can’t do anything. It was definitely a long time ago. I don’t think there was even one dull moment from start to end. The director Brad Anderson along with the screenplay writer did full justice to the story. I was super freaked out and was as worried as Halle Berry was during the entire film. The ending might be a little weird but I guess its the writer’s imagination and all movies can’t always end the same way, right? What’s the point then? The cinematography is very good.

Halle Berry is a natural and her performance was so real that I could feel what her character was feeling. Even the little girl who played Casey Welson did a brilliant job. The kidnapper looked like one creepy guy and he surely scared the shit out of me. All the other characters contributed in a major way in making the film what it is.

This is one of those movies that can be watched at any time and still give you the shivers and excitement as you’d get the first time you saw it. Fast paced, interesting and absolutely gripping, The Call is a must watch, especially if you love thrillers!

Rating– 4/5

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