MOVIE REVIEW: The Call
Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) in TriStar Pictures thriller THE CALL. Movies are really having a tough time at the moment. They’re trying to attract people who prefer staying home and television that has never been this good.
The thriller genre is particularly problematic because you can do so much more in a series than in a mere 95 minutes. This is where you too easily simply scare them to death without adding much of a back story to bring flesh and blood to the characters.
The Call is actually a clever premise. Someone (and in this instance it’s Halle Berry) is answering a 911 call and on the other end of the line is a terrified young girl who is hiding from an assailant, but can hear him entering her home.
With Berry’s acting skills she pulls it off.
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