The Call : Movie Review

This weekend, the only movie worth seeing was The Call. I wasn’t really sure how it would do, as articles were ranking it as an underachiever and the media spend was quite low for a Sony‘s picture.  It came in with an astonishing 17M and although starting with a 30% critic rating had a 71% audience rating on RottenTomatoes / Flixster. I wouldn’t say I was surprised at this outcome as I was hooked the entire time.  I started out thinking it would be mediocre (especially after reading articles, the critic rating, and the media spend). However, I was pleased with the whole movie. It started out slow as it was pretty much recapped in the trailer, but once the girl was in the trunk, the whole story just tumbled into an edge of your seat thriller.

Abigail Breslin (the girl from Little Miss Sunshine, New Years Eve, No Reservations and Definitely, Maybe) is all grown up as she plays the supporting actress role right along side Halle Berry. This duo was great and I couldn’t be more impressed by Abigail’s acting abilities. You never know how a child actor will grow up, if they’d get roles because they have been in it for so long, or if they are going to be a contender. Not only was the acting good, but the plot had a great climax and resolution. Granted, the ending wasn’t 100% what I’d have liked to seen, it worked just fine. A little abrupt, but go girls! The only critique I had, was the reality that someone in Abigail’s position could be totally fine and not physically effected by the drugs or abuse – maybe it is supposed to be the adrenaline?

Ratings:

Entertainment Factor: 9/10

Acting Quality: 9/10

Plot: 8.5/10

Overall: 8.75/10

 

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