The Call

{5/5} “A lot of times you don’t know how it ends. When your units get to a scene you sign off and they take over. But you don’t know. Did they make an arrest, shoot the bad guy, did the PR live, did she die?”

Jordan is a 911 operator. She’s good at her job but makes one mistake and the girl she was on the line with is killed by an intruder. Later she trains new operators — she tells them not to get emotionally involved with the callers. But can she follow her own advice? When a girl named Casey calls 911 from inside the trunk of a car, Jordan does everything she can to make sure she stays alive.

The Call was released in 2013.

“PR” stands for person reporting.

We get to see things from a 911 operator’s point of view, which we don’t get to see too often.

It’s very intense, even more intense than Gravity. It’s like an extended episode of Law & Order SVU.

As in Man on Fire, there are two good reasons to see this movie — Halley Berry and Abigail Breslin. They will make you believe in the reality of their situation.

Halle Berry (Cloud Atlas) plays Jordan and Abigail Breslin (Janie Jones) plays Casey. Michael Eklund (The Divide) plays the man who kidnaps Casey.

The movie was directed by Brad Anderson (Transsiberian).

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