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)

** 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.

It is boring.

I actually really enjoyed it.

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

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

Don't waste your time on this movie.

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.

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

The rest of the movie is so boring.

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

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

Bland, boring.

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

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.

Waste of time .

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

Different and entertaining .

Definitely worth watching!.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

And the stereotypes were so obvious and boring.

and fall asleep I did not!

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

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.

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

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.

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

Yes it was a little predictable but still entertaining.

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.

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

This movie was boring, boring, boring.

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.

The Call up does have an intriguing premise.

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

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

No spoilers, great concept and the very compelling.

Terrible and Boring .