Sunday, April 07, 2013

The Call

Rating : 7/10
Release Date : 5th April, 2013
Time : 94 minutes
Director : Brad Anderson; Writers : Richard D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp ; Music : John Debney
Starring : Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, Michael Imperioli, Evie Thompson, Roma Maffia

An unexpected tight, taut, tense thriller that catches you from scene one and never really lets go right till the very end. Whats really fascinating is the new perspective, that of the 911 operator, who receives the emergency calls

One such call, picked up by Halle Berry, a veteran operator, leaves a lasting impact on her, almost making her quit altogether. Months later, there is a chance to make amends, but it will take the combined wits of Halle, Abigail (the victim), Morris and his other partners in the LAPD to thwart the stop-at-nothing villain, Michael Eklund.

The acting, especially by Halle and Abigail, is great. The tension and pace of the film is relentless, the plot gets a little unrealistic towards the close but I quite liked the twist right at the end. The violence is gritty, gruesome and there are scenes involving young teens, so wouldn’t recommend this one for those of slightly squeamish disposition. All others are going to enjoy this nerve-wracking thriller…