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The Call - 21/9/2013 12:54:09 PM   
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- 21/9/2013 12:54:09 PM   
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You mention the mid-90s as that was the time when so many movies copied The Silence of the Lambs and this movie does the same thing. It's also derivative of Dirty Harry. Still, it was well-made and I enjoyed it even though there are some highly unlikely but plot-friendly coincidences in it. The feminist vigilante thing was also a big no-no. They probably even pinched that from Ms. 45. The Call is a Frankenstein movie made up of bits from other, better movies but there are lots of movies out there like that and it doesn't mean they're all bad.

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RE: - 23/9/2013 2:17:58 AM   
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For the most part this is a really tense and exciting thriller. Hale Berry issuing instructions to a scared girl trapped in the boot of a car was one of the best set pieces I've seen in a while, and for an hour or so this is a really engaging film. Then it dies an agonizingly painful death in t final ac, but there are still a few surprises to be had (the final shot could have been an ending to a SAW movie ).

Not quite worth planning a trip to the flicks for, but if you're planning to go to the cinema anyway it's worth a look

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RE: RE: - 24/9/2013 11:04:24 AM   
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Thought it was rather good on the whole for the first 2/3rds it just got let down by going O.T.T towards the end, which is a shame really.

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RE: RE: - 24/9/2013 3:05:47 PM   
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Yeah, the first hour is pretty good but, holy crap, that last act is atrocious.

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For kidnap & murder enquiries, please press 1. - 29/9/2013 12:53:24 PM   
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You know times are hard when Catwoman has started working in a call-centre.

The parts of The Call which operate as a tense crime thriller work very well, even if the film doesn't break any new ground. The part that's 'Mystery Inc' vs 'Hannibal' not so much.

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RE: For kidnap & murder enquiries, please press 1. - 31/12/2013 12:00:36 PM   
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This is as brain-dead as a movie can be and it assumes the audience will have the I.Q. of a rutabaga.

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