The Call Up (2016) - Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller

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A group of online gamers are invited to try a state-of-the-art virtual reality video game but things take a turn for the sinister when these masters of the shoot 'em up discover they will literally be fighting for their lives.

IMDB: 4.9
Director: Charles Barker
Stars: Max Deacon, Morfydd Clark
Length: 90 Minutes
PG Rating: N/A
Reviews: 16 out of 57 found boring (28.07%)

One-line Reviews (55)

Predictable ending, cliché action, boring pointless conversations !!!

I actually really enjoyed it.

Had the chance to see this intense and claustrophobic thriller at the Sci-Fi London film festival.

The characters are very poorly developed, the story is predictable (spoiler Alert) The story ends with the last survivor killing the person who set up the deadly game of VR death match.

One of the worst, most predictable, and boring story lines I have seen in a while.

(which makes it totally predictable)The filming was not much more then an amateur job.

If anyone sees this don't lose your time with this movie, no script, no good acting and the movie itself doesn't even explain what the hell is happening.

When the film has actors shoot at nothing and we are to assume they just shot someone down more than once, to me it can feel very empty and hollow.

Without giving away too much of the story, this is one of those movies that grabs something familiar from the contemporary world and takes it to the extreme, with fascinating consequences.

Action feels anti-climatic and the whole movie feels empty.

The trailer shows a promising movie but it sucked so much that right after the "game" starts I got so bored I almost felt asleep.

While most effects-led films leave me a bit cold, this had me on the edge of my seat.

If you really want to watch it, then watch the beginning and when you get bored of watching the characters wander through the game, just skipped to the end and save yourself some time.

Yes, the movie is a bit weak in the acting/story at times, and somewhat predictable.

I thought this film was very entertaining and well done for a low- budget production.

Inventive, immersive and entertaining with a bit of an anti-climax .

** SPOILER END**As the main part of the movie was a bit predictable (not more than any big production though) the ending actually really shocked and surprised me.

This one was intelligent, very very thrilling, with a lot of suspense.

As someone who is not usually much for action movies, but am a gamer and love technology, this movie was very intriguing and enjoyable.

The way that the film's perspective mirrors that of the protagonists as they switch between 'real' and 'virtual' is impressive and compelling to watch.

Different and entertaining .

I watched it with another gamer and I have to say that we rather watch paint dry on a wall...

If you're going to watch something with no plot, at least it won't last 90 minutes.

The CGI is really on-point, so it's a strangely confusing experience.

There also are plenty of excellent twists and unexpected turns in the film as well.

I saw the film at a sci-fi festival and found the premise absolutely engaging.

"This movie is totally awesome" If you are 11 in 2016 Otherwise its a horrible waste of your life.

The script is horrible, the acting too, the whole thing is predictable.

Don't waste your time on this movie.

The film brought up the human behaviour in an extreme situation - which I thought was fascinating!

The Call up does have an intriguing premise.

The rest of the movie is so boring.

Terrible and Boring .

It is boring.

That is a pretty nifty incentive and soon this small group of invitees arrive at an otherwise empty office building.

Overall, a very exciting little thriller and one that deserves to be seen.

As the game kicks in they find themselves immersed in a gritty war zone with Kalashnikov wielding terrorists around every corner.

**** SPOILERS ****This movie was terrible and commits the greatest offense a movie can commit: it was just plain boring.

Waste of time .

Was it a nice sci-fi action flick with a VR twist worth watching?

Bland, boring.

The 'action' was so boring I kept fighting falling asleep.

And plot spoiler, the black guy dies first, like in every cliché American horror film.

And the stereotypes were so obvious and boring.

I fell asleep in the latest Star Wars film and although I very much respected and enjoyed the Lord of the Rings trilogy, any fighting or battles scenes brought on instant bouts of narcolepsy.

final verdict: definitely worth the watch for any action or sci-fi fan.

Giving importance to a character and killing it makes the script worse, The worst part of the story was the final, totally predictable and no sense.

Definitely worth watching!.

No spoilers, great concept and the very compelling.

Yes it was a little predictable but still entertaining.

and fall asleep I did not!

it's a pointless exercise just to murder a bunch of teenagers and young adults, and it's infuriating that they go along instead of refuse and defy these scumbags the whole way down.

This movie was boring, boring, boring.

The characters don't try to figure out what is going on or make more than a passing attempt to subvert or destroy the system, they just continue to play the game and die in uninteresting ways.

So I would advice anyone who is interested in gaming or in an entertaining movie to watch the call up, definitely worth it!