Thursday, March 14, 2013

Review Of : The Call

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Just watched ' THE CALL' last night.

Directed By Brad Anderson

Starring Halle Berry, Evie Thompson, Abigail Breslin, Morris Chestnut

When veteran 911 operator Jordan Turner receives a call from a girl who has just been abducted, she soon realizes that she must confront a killer from her past in order to save the girl's life.

Chair-gripping psychological thriller.

When I first entered the cinema to watch this movie, I entered with great interest but I did not expect a lot from it, due to it's generic kidnapping storyline. Reminds me of some episodes of Criminal Minds & the movieTaken, but what caught my attention was the approach and perspective of the film, it's a kidnapping movie but from the POV of a 911 call center operator. 

So, what I have to say is that once the suspense part comes in, you'll never lift your hand up from the seat. It's really chair-gripping and keeps your eyes glued to the silver screen. The Call will definitely be one of the few good thrillers. 

The story is merely simple but the plot is well-structured. Intense, creepy, somewhat frightening & twisted.

As I previously mentioned, the interesting approach towards the story brought the whole movie to live. With heart-pumping scenes that involves emotional dialogues that keeps the audience hooked. Applause to the writers Richard D'Ovidio, Nicole D'Ovidio, Jon Bokenkamp.

As for the plot, well structured and a little 'twisted' I'll say. I won't give a way spoilers to you all, but the plot is what really got me holding to edge of my seat. Suspense from start til finish. Also, the story might actually teach you a thing or two about what you should do if you're in the kidnapped's situation.

Acting, well done. All the characters from Jordan, the kidnapped girl, and the psychotic serial killer. Their acting really made the whole movie intense and also creepy.

Visually, the cinematography was good as it brought the audience closer to the action and emotional aspects of the characters. Not forgetting, amplifying the creepy disturbing , heart-pumping scenes in the film which I will not tell. :P 

All in all, The Call is a must-watch movie, especially if you love psychological thrillers. I'll honestly say that movies like this is definitely worth a watch! 

My Rating?

Plot : 4.5/5
Storyline : 3.5/5
Characters*: 4/5 
Effects** :4/5
OVERALL : 8.75/10.



Iriene said...

Yes, I really enjoyed it. I put my
101% to it once the suspense begins. The ending .. could be better I guessed!

JamesKYTan said...

I saw the movie, Call. It is keep you glued to your seat. Time for nature call. But refuse to go. Watch the movie first. Loo can go later.

Movie Rating Guide. :)

Lately, I've changed my movie ratings a little. (:

Plot :

is the flow & structural plot of the movie itself.

Storyline :

the overall idea & the concept of the movie.


The character's overall acting & character built-up in the movie. Or for animation, the voices & character built-up too.

Effects* :

The visual effects, 3D effects, movie scores/music, graphics, animation of a movie respective to it's genre.

SO, there it is. Thanks! :)