The Call (2013)
Available on: Netflix
Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes
One word review: Agonizing!
Did you know?
The movie was inspired from real life dispatch centre, Los Angeles Metropolitan Communications Dispatch Center (MCDC).
The Call (2013) is an action thriller movie with a screenplay that seems so promising but falls short of thrills now and then. At times I felt the movie was similar to Speed (2014) in its long running chase sequence. The film is more of a concept driven story rather than character driven.
Don't make promises... cause you know you can't keep'em.
There are very few characters in the story since it is high concept outline. Hence, we are presented with a situation where the scant characters reacts to the given scenario in a thrilling encounter. The opening exposition scene gives the viewers a hint of the emergency services world and kick starts the movie with an empathetic suspense event.
A lot of times you don't know how it ends.
The antagonist is brutal, savage and his demeanor is revealed only at midway of the movie. The motives of the antagonist are exposed through pictures - a story within a story told with pictures which was amusing to watch. During the climax sequence the movie kinda transformed from a thriller genre to a horror genre but then the ending did not have a proper closure and I felt it was absurd.
It's already done.
With many thrilling moments and some dull moments, The Call (2013) is a captivating movie to watch along with your friends or alone and runs adrift not letting us know the passage of time.
Verdict: A Decent Thriller Movie to Pass Your Time!