Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Call - DVD Review

Starring Halle Berry, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut, Michael Eklund, David Otunga, Roma Maffia and Michael Imperioli.
Directed by Brad Anderson.


Halle Berry slums it with a genre pic that is actually pretty good for what it is, for the first hour or so. It falls apart in the final act.  Berry plays a 911 operator who's on the phone when a girl is killed by a home invader. Months later, she gets another 911 call, and it's from a kidnapped girl, this one in the trunk of a car, and she eventually figures out it's the same guy.  While the movie focuses on that, it's decent.  The last half-hour though just gets ridiculous, devolving into Death By Studio Rewrites.

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