The Call is a very engaging movie that makes some viewers use their brains to wrap their minds around the thought processes of serial killers and other like people. This film, although filled with some colorful language, violence and a dash of sexual references, is very well constructed. Jordan (Halle Barry) was a very strong character who was able to use her skills for good. Although the conclusion centers around revenge, that can be overlooked due to the unrealistic use of it. If that situation actually occurred, I can assure you most would contact the police to bring justice to the killer. It's just a matter of common sense.
I gave this movie a significantly lower age rating due to the fact that, although graphic, teens in this generation are being exposed to many things similar to this through modern media. Crimes similar to these actually happen to people and they are still publicized on the news or the internet. Teens are not strangers to the subjects presented in The Call. If you are concerned with violence, just make sure that you shield your eyes. The violence is predictable to an extent as long as you are attentive and giving your undivided attention. Many may argue that teens are sexualized in this film, but these crimes are a reality. You must realize these crimes can happen and are not absolutely unrealistic. It's a slightly dramatized account of what can actually happen in the real world, so even though the violence and sexualization is in the movie, it is realistic to an extent.
Overall, this film, while violent, shows that these crimes indeed do happen and also keeps the viewers thinking about what may be going through the serial killer's mind.
What other families should know
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing