The Call parents guide

The Call

Release date March 15, 2013

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.

Why is The Call rated R? The MPAA rated The Call R for violence, disturbing content and some language.

The Call
Rating & Content Info

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.

Why is The Call rated R? The Call is rated R by the MPAA for violence, disturbing content and some language.

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.

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The Call
Canadian Movie Rating Info
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

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We do not have a full review for The Call because it is rated R in the US and we usually only review G, PG, and PG-13 movies. However we do have some information about the content you can expect to see in this movie in the Content Details section.

News About "The Call"

Cast and Crew

The Call is directed by Brad Anderson and stars Abigail Breslin, Halle Berry, Ella Rae Peck, Michael Imperioli.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of The Call movie is June 25, 2013. Here are some details…

The Call is releasing to home video on June 25, 2013.

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The telephone has been used as a tool of terror in other films too, like Dial M for Murder, One Missed Call and When a Stranger Calls.