The Operator

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  • Summary: A psychological thriller about a narcissistic Dallas attorney who vents his frustration on a telephone operator and finds himself the target of her vengeance.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. 63
    The performances are so solid - and newcomer Jon Dichter's direction (he also wrote the script) is so utterly assured - that the rather contrived ending barely seems to detract from the film's entertainment value.
  2. In its unleashing of relentless, cosmic retribution, The Operator is not unlike the recent "Joy Ride."
  3. Though clearly shot on a shoestring, it's handsome, tightly written and generally well acted.
  4. Utter lack of irony and curiosity.
  5. 40
    A mostly slick, intelligent psychological thriller/modern morality tale flawed by occasional lapses of subtlety and a central performance that veers just to the wrong side of empathetic.
  6. Reviewed by: Ron Wells
    40
    Despite some brief nudity and much swearing, the whole endeavor feels like some sort of half-assed Christian "Adventures in Faith" story I might have endured in Sunday school.
  7. Can't surmount its own ineptitude.

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