‘The Call’ starring Halle Berry addresses every young woman’s nightmare --The fear of helplessly encountering the illusive boogeyman. Directed by Brad Anderson, the movie deals with a 911 operator's run in with a kidnapper (Michael Eklund) from her past and her determination to save his latest teenage victim, Casey (Abigail Breslin).
The Academy Award® winning Berry delivers a remarkable performance as the strong-willed operator. It has been a while since we have seen her demonstrate her acting ability to such a degree. In fact, I had begun to believe in the Oscar® curse in view of the fact that Berry has appeared in a string of dreadful movies.
The Academy Award® nominated actress Abigail Breslin proves that she is all grown up and leaving her ‘Little Miss Sunshine ’ character far behind. She provides a solid performance as the timid teenager Casey, who is more than meets the eye.
Eklund is the stereotypical psycho serial killer that is eerily similar to Anthony Hopkins’ Dr. Hannibal Lector in ‘The Silence of the Lambs.’ His preternatural hunting skills are chilling as he methodically stalks his prey.
Of course, Berry’s love interest Officer Paul Phillips played by Morris Chestnut physique is enough to keep you interested.
The team of Berry and Breslin prove that Girl power is in full force in ‘The Call.' The suspenseful action-filled scenes will keep you on the edge of your seat. ou might feel your heart rate speed up as Berry struggles to find the latest prey. The action alone will help you forgive some of the flaws in the plot. Although somewhat conventional there are still some surprises in store.