9 years later, this Halle Berry film remains Netflix’s No. 1


This girl’s response is just too funny.

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Popular Netflix series and movies may be formulaic at times. No one is surprised that Netflix’s U.S. Top 10 list today (April 14) included The Ultimatum and Bridgerton at Nos. 1 and 2, respectively. This is Netflix’s most anticipated second season of one of its most successful programmes, while the spinoff Love Is Blind is even wilder.

However, if you get beyond the first five items in this list, you’ll ultimately come upon the first film. And we’re all startled by the film’s success. The Call was released in 2013. Even if you haven’t heard of it recently, this Netflix hit is presently the 6th most popular overall and the most popular film on the service. And it’s possible that’s why more people are tuning in to see it than CoComelon, Inventing Anna, Elite season 5, and Is It Cake? combined.


For example, according to a poll conducted by Google, 88% of people thought that The Call was a good movie. But this picture, about a call-center operator (Halle Berry) attempting to save a kidnapped girl (Abigail Breslin), is likely one of the last films we anticipated to see on this list. Before you play The Call, make sure you’re aware of the following information.

Is Netflix’s The Call worth your time?

Decided to give The Call a try but not sure whether you want to join the Netflix swarm? The quick answer, if you follow the critical consensus, is “nope.”


After reading the reviews, it’s simple to understand why The Call is performing so well on Netflix (which counts minutes-watched). The picture has a Rotten Tomatoes score of 44%.

At least according to Peter Bradshaw of The Guardian, “A promising image fades into gibberish” in the third act of the 96-minute film. According to Trevor Johnston in Time Out: “Just as the movie has us in its clutches, the narrative breaks to bits and transforms into a crude female-in-peril button pusher.” Trevor Johnston wrote. ” It was Sara Stewart from the New York Post who said, “It’s a shambles,” which was one of the worst reviews “”The Call’s” finale is a bit of a surprise, to say the least. Pow! Just when you thought it couldn’t possibly be any more ridiculous, there it is!”

It’s a schlock movie, and those who support The Call point out that it doesn’t disappoint when you walk in expecting something stupid. According to Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News, The Call is “high quality garbage that both declines and gets redeemed.” The Detroit News’ Adam Graham made things easy by adding, “Yes, it’s cheese, but it’s nice cheese.”


Halle Berry’s reaction to The Call’s popularity on Netflix is priceless.

The response of Halle Berry, as I alluded to before, makes all of this much more interesting. Berry tweeted: “As a result, “The Call” has remained Netflix’s most popular film for nearly a decade. Is everyone alright?” In the form of a laughing-and-crying emoticon.

As a result, some people may hesitate to press play on The Call because of this kind of response. If even the movie’s star is concerned about how enthusiastically the audience is receiving their film? In other words, even if you’re right next to a project, you may still detect defects in it.


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