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This review is from: The Call [DVD]  (DVD)
Jordan Turner (Halle Berry) doesn't seem to be having too bad a day of it, taking emergency 911 calls. Her policeman boyfriend, Paul Phillips (Maurice Chestnut) turns up and she takes a break, makes romantic plans with him. Back at her desk, colleagues tease her about being in love and all seems cool and nice. Until she takes the next call. A young girl is panicking as an intruder is getting into her home. She is alone. Jordan keeps calm, tells the girl to lock herself in a room, and what else to do to avoid detection by the intruder. The intruder is inside the house, the girl's hiding, the police are on their way, Jordan has all bases covered, then it all goes wrong. Then another girl (Abigail Breslin) calls on a disposable cell phone, she's locked in the boot of a car, driving along the highway. Can they locate the girl before the worst happens?
The Call is a tense psychological thriller and certainly worth watching. Of course, you know how these psychological thrillers are: people not checking behind doors when entering creepy rooms, never looking behind them, that kind of thing. The Call is no different. By about half way in it began to get really frustrating and although I wasn't exactly shouting 'he's behind you', I was saying 'look in his damned pockets' and 'no good deed goes unpunished, fool'; that kind of thing. Then it got worse with the female protagonist (Halle Berry's character) going stupid and doing things no woman, or man for that matter, in their right mind would ever do but that just added to the tension in 'The Silence of the Lambs' fashion. Phew. The ending was just great.
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