Latest Reviews
Home » Hollywood » THE CALL
THE CALL

THE CALL

Ingenious topic!  Imposing, compelling scenario, married with Halle Berry’s consummate characterization; director Brad Anderson and writer Richard D’ Ovidio open the windows to the innermost bowels, mechanisms of the 911 Emergency “hive” in Los Angeles. The sophistication of the tracking devices;  frenetic cacophony, seconds culminating in success or failure; never having spent a modicum of mental muscle wondering about the operators, technicians behind the millions of emergency calls, this was eye- opening, educational, mesmerizing. Anderson and  D’Ovidio illuminate a ubiquitous, unsung craft and its uncelebrated, unacknowledged, unknown heroes.

“Jordan” (Berry) is a dedicated professional operator; cool, intelligent, razor-sharp instincts inform her every response; until she fumbles, resulting in ravaging consequences; a sleazy, sordid kidnapper (terrific, terrifying depiction by Michael Foster) is capturing and killing nubile beauties: young, luscious and blond. Cell phones “reign” and the viability of the film rests with them.

Abigail Breslin as “Casey” is remarkable as a victim who spends a huge portion of the film in the trunk of a car; both women excel in displaying the horrific and traumatic conversations that hover between hysteria and sanity; survival or extinction.

Unfortunately, the film sinks to the ridiculous,  sucked into the murky depths of irrationality.

“The Call” qualifies as a thriller; but the real awakening: watching bona fide “saviors” in action, triggering respect for those whose every expediential decision determines the course of someone’s future. I was emotionally sabotaged from the commencement, chose to ignore the lacuna of reason, and root for the protagonists.

THREE STARS!!!

For Now……..Peneflix

Ingenious topic!  Imposing, compelling scenario, married with Halle Berry’s consummate characterization; director Brad Anderson and writer Richard D’ Ovidio open the windows to the innermost bowels, mechanisms of the 911 Emergency “hive” in Los Angeles. The sophistication of the tracking devices;  frenetic cacophony, seconds culminating in success or failure; never having spent a modicum of …

Review Overview

Rating

User Rating: Be the first one !
60

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

Notify via Email Only if someone replies to My Comment

Scroll To Top