An effectively creepy thriller about a 911 operator and a young miss in peril, The Call is a model of low-budget filmmaking.
—Manohla Dargis New York Times
The Call might not be a classic for the ages, but for a Friday night? For a movie to take people out of themselves? And to make them marvel at the viewing experience that just happened to them? This one is hard to beat.
—Mike LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle
The Call for the most part is a tense, extreme-jeopardy thriller that delivers the intended goods.
—Todd McCarthy Hollywood Reporter
Rare is the thriller that goes as completely and utterly wrong as The Call does at almost precisely the one hour mark. Which is a crying shame, because for an hour, this is a riveting, by the book kidnapping.
—Roger Moore Movie Nation
Labeling The Call as "relentlessly dumb" would be an overestimation of its intelligence. This is as brain-dead as a movie can be and it assumes the audience will have the I.Q. of a rutabaga
—James Berardinelli Reel Views