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The Calling

The Calling
  • 2014
  • US
  • 108 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Jason Stone
  • Cast: Susan Sarandon, Gil Bellows, Ellen Burstyn

Hazel Micallef (Sarandon) is a hard-bitten small-town cop investigating a religiously motivated serial killer while battling her demons with alcohol and prescription drugs. A waste of a truly impressive cast (Burstyn, Sutherland): it's bland, clichéd and badly-paced, too one-dimensional for a character study and too dull for a thriller.

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The Calling

6 Oct 20142 stars

Disappointing crime thriller starring Susan Sarandon and Topher Grace

If evidence were needed that there are increasingly limited roles for older women in Hollywood, then The Calling offers itself up as a perfect example of a miserable fact. For here we see powerhouse performer Susan Sarandon reduced to a badly drawn…

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