Metascore
51

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 23
  2. Negative: 4 out of 23
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  1. Reviewed by: Leah Churner
    Mar 20, 2013
    67
    A pastiche of classic plot devices scrounged from "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three," "The Conversation," "Blue Velvet," and dozens of other movies, the story often feels familiar, but director Anderson (The Machinist) has a such a flair for suspense that even the most jaded viewers will find themselves in a sweat.
  2. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    Mar 15, 2013
    75
    Surprisingly good, and surprisingly gruesome, fun.
  3. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 14, 2013
    75
    The Call might not be a classic for the ages, but for a Friday night? For a movie to take people out of themselves? And to make them marvel at the viewing experience that just happened to them? This one is hard to beat.
  4. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Mar 14, 2013
    90
    An effectively creepy thriller about a 911 operator and a young miss in peril, The Call is a model of low-budget filmmaking.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    Mar 12, 2013
    70
    The Call for the most part is a tense, extreme-jeopardy thriller that delivers the intended goods.
User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 131 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 45
  2. Negative: 4 out of 45
  1. Apr 29, 2013
    5
    The first two acts of this film are great. It is intense, suspenseful and emotional. All the performances are good and it is very well paced.The first two acts of this film are great. It is intense, suspenseful and emotional. All the performances are good and it is very well paced. The problem comes when the third act starts. It turns from a twisted thriller into a dumb generic "Silence of the Lambs" ripoff. I would recommend watching the movie and walking out an hour in. Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2013
    9
    The Call is a slow, gritty thriller because the end or the climax is wonderful and disappointing at the same time. This movie is so edge ofThe Call is a slow, gritty thriller because the end or the climax is wonderful and disappointing at the same time. This movie is so edge of your seat edgy, nail biting, bloody thriller. The Call deserves a 9 because its a wonderful thriller. Full Review »
  3. Jul 12, 2013
    8
    A very good film, has an awesome thrilling feel to it. The situation is somewhat cleverly executed and the film itself is something a littleA very good film, has an awesome thrilling feel to it. The situation is somewhat cleverly executed and the film itself is something a little different which I like. It could had been less of a cliché but despite that, this film is still worth watching. Full Review »