Halle Berry stars in this captivating thriller about an emergency
services call centre operator named Jordan Turner who becomes caught
in the web of a heinous serial killer. When Jordan receives a phone
call from a teenager Leah Templeton (Evie Thompson), she desperately
informs her that she is trying to escape from a man (Michael Eklund)
who wants to kill her. Unfortunately, the conversation is
disconnected and Jordan immediately returns her call. As a result,
the killer then hears the girls phone and she becomes his next
Shocked to the core that Jordan was involved in the murder of Leah,
it takes several months for her to come to grips of what happened.
However when she returns to work, Jordan receives another call from
teenager Casey Welson (Breslin) who appears to be stalked by the
same killer that murdered Leah.
From here, Jordan is involved in another deadly game of cat and
mouse as she attempts to save the life of Casey. Even though The
Call is a little clichéd at times, it actually works well as a
thriller and had us on the edge of our seats, not knowing what is
about to happen. Berry is perfect as Jordan as are her other actors
which creates this realistic thriller.
Blu-ray, the video quality is outstanding with crisp and sharp
images. Colours are well balanced and blacks are deep. There is no
artifacting or noise whatsoever and the skin tones are perfect. The
DTS-HS Master Audio 5.1 compliments the video and story perfectly.
Audio is balanced well and the music really enhances the atmosphere
of the film. Add a wealth of special features and these give
the viewer a great insight into behind the scenes of how The Call
Emergency Procedures: Making the
On the Set: The Lair
Inside the Stunts
On the Set the Call, Centre
Rehearsal Footage Michael Eklund
Deleted & Extended Scenes
conclusion, The Call is a great movie to watch on a Saturday night
that will have you gripping your arm rests at the high intensity of
the film. Halle Berry is perfect as call centre operator Jordan
Turner and really made the film more than just a cliché of ideas but
something very engaging.