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Halle Berry plays an emergency telephone operator that becomes involved with trying to stop a serial killer after she takes the calls of several of his soon-to-be victims who are pleading for help.

MPAA Rating: R for violence, disturbing content and some language.

Why is The Call rated R?

Official MPAA Rating: The Call is rated R for for violence, disturbing content and some language.

Please Note: We have not viewed this movie. The information below is a summary based on data gathered from government and industry sponsored film classification agencies in various global regions.

This additional information about the movie’s content is taken from the notes of various Canadian Film Classification boards:


- Frequent explicit violence.

- Violent acts shown in a realistic manner with detail, blood and tissue damage.

- Frequent portrayals of hand-to-hand and weapons violence with some blood and detail.

- Several depictions of beating, stabbing, burning and mutilation.

- Detailed disturbing scenes and grotesque images.

- Several frightening scenes depicting threat, intensity and suspense.

- Infrequent portrayals of corpses with some detail.

Sexual Content:

-Sexual language and references.

- Embracing and kissing.


- Infrequent use of the sexual expletive and variations in non-sexual contexts.

- Infrequent use of scatological slang, profanity, cursing, and vulgar expressions.

Drug and Alcohol Use:

- Tobacco use.

The Call
Canadian Movie Ratings
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia 14A Violence.
Alberta 14A Brutal Violence.
Manitoba 14A Not Recommended for Children, Brutal Violence.
Ontario 14A Coarse Language, Frightening Scenes, Graphic Violence.
Quebec 13+ Violence.
Martimes 14A
Canadian Home Video 14A