In the psychological thriller, The Call, Oscar winner, Halle Berry shines as Jordan Turner, a 9-1-1 operator who's not only good, but great at her job. However, it just takes one situation to rock that confidence and have Jordan question everything.
Pressed for time, Jordan races against the odds to dispatch L.A. PD to the scene of a 15-year-old girl, who's home alone when a man tries to break into her home. With her skill and quick thinking, Jordan guides the young girl through a scary scene of trying to escape the intruder, however a sudden distraction foils her plan and as the audience held tbs breath for the teen to get away, that all quickly turned into a gasp of frustration and disappointment, because (SPOILER ALERT) it just didn't happen.
Fast forward to the time after that incident, Halle's character Jordan, who's steal dealing with what happened, must find a way to pick up the pieces and move on. After some time off from work as a dispatcher, she heads back to work, only to be handed another situation involving a young girl who desperately needs her help.
This time the teen girl is taken from a mall in broad day light. Actor Michael Eklund who plays the antagonist of the film throws her in the back of the trunk and begins ride of crazy, scary and suspenseful in this psychological thriller.
Eklund makes for a wonderful villain because he's the best kind of villain, it takes a while to really know why he's doing what he's doing, so that just makes it all the more suspenseful. At this movement the audience just knows that he's one disturbed SOB, but we really don't know why, which disturbs us even more.
Awaking from a chloroformed slumber, Casey Welson, the victim played by Oscar nominated Abigail Breslin, finds a cell phone and dials 9-1-1. That's when Jordan (Halle) is thrown back into her job as an emergency dispatcher.
Scared, but once again racing against the odds and time, Jordan is determined not to let the same thing that happened before happen again. She guides Casey through obstacles to help her escape, and over and over again, they're close, but no cigar.
It's a ride of emotions, gasp and chills, that grabs the audience and holds on to us until the very end. The Call is by far one of the best keep you on the edge of your seat movie of the year. I give it 5/5 wonderful stars! Directed by Brad Anderson and written by Richard D'Ovidio, The Call is 1 hr. and 35 mins and it's rated R.