Film Review – THE CALL (2013)

Call, The
(2013; USA; Colour; 91m) ∗∗½  d. Brad Anderson; w. Richard D’Ovidio, Nicole D’Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp; ph. Tom Yatsko; m. John Debney.  Cast: Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, David Otunga, Michael Imperioli, Justina Machado, José Zúñiga, Roma Maffia, Evie Thompson, Denise Dowse, Ella Rae Peck, Jenna Lamia, Ross Gallo, Tara Platt. A veteran 911 operator, vows to save a teenager when she calls after being kidnapped. Director Anderson and star Berry extract maximum tension from an initially engaging, but ultimately implausible script that descends rapidly into genre conventions during its final act. [15]