movies: The Call turns spot­light on op­er­a­tors .........

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE ’N’ LOUD -

An emer­gency op­er­a­tor (Halle Berry) re­ceives a call from a kid­napped girl that draws her into a cat-and-mouse game with a se­rial killer. Di­rected by Brad An­der­son ( The Ma­chin­ist). They say: A sur­prise hit at the box of­fice in the US. Crit­ics were im­pressed by the film’s bread-and-but­ter sus­pense chops and irate at the lu­di­crous end­ing. Wesay: De­spite its al­most cheesy low-bud­get in­ten­sity, The Call is a pretty good night and an ef­fec­tive ex­er­cise in girlpower wish ful­fill­ment. And the end­ing’s not that bad! (Re­port, right.) Run­ning time 95 min­utes. Pa­cific Fair, Aus­tralia Fair, Robina, Coolan­gatta, Nerang, Tweed City, Har­bour Town.

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