The Call

Theatrical Release: March 15, 2013
The Call
Not Recommended for Families

Synopsis

In order to save a young girl’s life, an emergency operator must confront a killer from her past.

Dove Review

Considering the above synopsis is from the producers, its brevity is revealing. The film has as much substance as the text used to describe it. When a 911 call center operator fails to save a victim, she leaves her duties and becomes a 911 call center trainer. When the same man is involved in another crime, she takes over and tries to direct the kidnapped girl through the process of staying alive and identifying her location.

The film has some tense moments but all in all falls short of a decent story. The language is rather foul especially from a teenage girl who is disconnected from the plot. Due to the issues listed in our content description, we are unable to consider this a family film.

Content Description

Sex: Man has unhealthy obsession with dead sister; man/woman kiss sensually; man/woman talk of spending night together again; girl uses sexual dialog.
Language: MF-2; F-1; GD-1; OG/OMG-7; D-1; B-1; H-3; S-1
Violence: Girl abducted and found dead; girl kidnapped and put in trunk of car; man hits another multiple times with shovel and lots of blood; man stabs another with screwdriver multiple times with lots of blood; man lights another on fire; girl punched in eye; girl strapped to chair; man puts woman's head underwater; girl slashes man's face with knife; girl stabs man with scissors; woman and girl fight with man.
Drugs: Woman takes prescription pills for depression; man uses chloroform on girl.
Nudity: Girl found dead in underwear; man strips girl out of shirt revealing only her bra.
Other: Ending theme of vigilantism.

Info

Reviewer: Scott Rolfe
Source: Theater
Company: TriStar Pictures
Writer: Richard D'Ovidio & Nicole D'Ovidio
Director: Brad Anderson
Producer: Bradley Gallo
Genre: Action
Runtime: 91 min.
Industry Rating: R
Starring: Halle Berry,
Evie Thompson,
Abigail Breslin