The Call

The Call
The Call

Recommended by Gordon Holmes

Continuing what seems to a trend of a film based around a phone call coming out every couple of years, this thriller is centred on the work of the emergency service operators, who literally deal with life and death every day.

Halle Berry is a highly regarded veteran 911 operator who stops taking calls when she hears a young girl being murdered on the line - and blames herself for it.

But when a rookie operator she is training takes a life-altering call from a teenage girl (Abigail Breslin) who has just been abducted, she realizes that she must confront the killer from her past in order to save the girl’s life.

And she has to leave her desk and take matters into her own hands to keep good her promise that the girl will be okay.

The film moves at breakneck speed and the behind the scenes look at the work of the operators is interesting and eye-opening.

It does stretch plausibility a bit and the ending is too contrived but the tense ride to get there will have you on the edge of your seat.