“THE CALL” Movie Review. Be Warned that it’s One Hell of a Horrific Ride.
“THE CALL” PRESS PREVIEW
Nail biting suspense, anyone?
Here’s another tour de force this week, specially crafted for true blue fans of pulse-pounding thrillers.
This one should not disappoint.
Film director BRAD ANDERSON blazes the trail with “THE CALL”, his latest pulsating suspense offering.
It’s everything a scary feature should be, utterly gripping and brutally shocking, a la Alfred Hitchcock stylized whodunit.
This diabolical tale of twisted suspense and macabre payback will have you taken for a precarious drive, gasping and guessing all the way, as to whether the victim is going to survive or die.
HALLE BERRY and ABIGAIL BRESLIN dominate in this gritty tale that begins with a screamish 911 plea for help from a frightened teenage girl who’s been trapped in the trunk of a moving car.
HALLE BERRY stars as Jordan, a 911 call operator who’s in a deadly race against the time, to trace the victim: a girl who has been kidnapped by a serial killer.
Jordan soon realizes that the kidnapper is the same man who had killed another young woman whose emergency call she had answered six months before, a girl whose ultimate death Jordan still feels responsible for.
Excellent performances from an all star cast.
HALLE BERRY as Jordan and ABIGAIL BRESLIN (Casey) pitch in pushing-to-the- edge acting admirably. Even MICHAEL EKLUND who plays Michael, the psychotic predator with a glazed look makes it seems so real.
There’s nothing new in bits here and cliches there, as you’d have seen these highlighted in other features.
But all things being equal, it is the film director’s execution that’s two thumbs up.
“THE CALL” is a high voltage thriller, clever, gripping and intense with shocking gravity.
But you have to gear up your suspension-of-disbelief mode when you witness Jordan, unarmed and so alone, entering a creepy cabin and later a derelict basement to check out the rogue.
Wanna take this ride?
It may be a ride of pure terror, but go for it, as you are guaranteed a jolly horrific time.