Note: The following post contains no significant advances of the plot or the end of the film.
The Call is a 2013 thriller directed by Brad Anderson known for his work in The Machinist and the television series Fringe. The film shows a moment in the life of Jordan Turner an operator of the 911 line that faces one of the biggest challenges of her career, that’s all, can’t say more…this synopsis is not going to become a spoiler.
The story is good, well-structured and very entertaining, has peak moments of emotion, it’s of those movies where the viewer feels the need to tell the characters what they should do. Another interesting point is to see how it works a 911 call center, people call but never imagine all the machinery that moves on after dialing the saviors numbers, at the same time shows a reality on the callers and the issues that motivate them to do so.
Halle Berry has the main role, thumbs up for her interpretation of Jordan Turner: another role that consolidates her position as a master to transmit any type of emotion, from joy to absolute despair, excellent. Abigail Breslin shines as well with her performance, if you stop to think about it after seeing the film shouldn’t have been a bed of roses perform the role of Casey Welson due the character circumstances.
The photography is good, isn’t shocking but very pleasant, to highlight several panoramic views of the city.
Zerorojo recommends it! Especially because it’s very entertaining, keeps the audience attentive and the end isn’t predictable. It’s not a story that will go down to posterity, but offers a good time of entertainment. The Call a good mix of action, drama and suspense. Not suitable for people who are looking to find the meaning of life in a movie.