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The Calling

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Kerry Hayes

The Calling

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
108 minutes
Limited Release Date:
08/29/14
performer:
Ellen Burstyn, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Donald Sutherland
director:
Jason Stone
distributor:
Vertical Entertainment
genre:
Thriller

We gave it a B-

There’s one scene in this serial-killer drama that may haunt you, especially if you have a thing about corpses’ mouths (shiver). And yet, as two detectives (Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace) hunt down a homicidal cult leader, there’s not much else to fear, beyond déjà vu. The Calling shares a little too much with atmospheric TV mysteries like The Killing and Broadchurch: the hard-living female detective, the cloudy weather, the small-town existentialism. Don’t serial killers ever work in big cities anymore? (Also on iTunes and VOD) B-

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