A 911 operator (Halle Berry) takes a call from a teen who has just been abducted. If the cell service for “The Call” had run out after 60 minutes, the new film from director Brad Anderson would have been an edge-of-your seat thriller about the operator’s valiant efforts to save a kidnapped young girl. Sadly, it continues and the last third of the movie is where it turns into a complete wrong number.
‘The Incredible Burt Wonderstone’
There are a few funny moments in this story of a Las Vegas magician (Steve Carell) who loses his touch, but the performances are too uneven and the writing too juvenile to make this a bewitching comedy. The introduction of the central magic buddies takes forever. Then, the transformation of Wonderstone from self-absorbed jerk to caring person comes so quickly that it feels painfully forced.
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