MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 491 this week

The Caller (2011)

6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 6,548 users  
Reviews: 58 user | 59 critic

Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she's calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Watch Trailer
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 23 titles
created 29 Aug 2011
 
a list of 27 titles
created 21 Oct 2011
 
a list of 30 titles
created 11 Feb 2013
 
a list of 45 titles
created 26 Feb 2013
 
a list of 32 titles
created 08 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Caller" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Caller (2011)

The Caller (2011) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Caller.

User Polls

1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Dark Country (2009)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A couple en route from Las Vegas are forced to deal with a body out in the desert making their honeymoon one hellish ride.

Director: Thomas Jane
Stars: Thomas Jane, Lauren German, Ron Perlman
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

As computer hacker Lisbeth and journalist Mikael investigate a sex-trafficking ring, Lisbeth is accused of three murders, causing her to go on the run while Mikael works to clear her name.

Director: Daniel Alfredson
Stars: Noomi Rapace, Michael Nyqvist, Lena Endre
Mindhunters (2004)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Trainees in the FBI's psychological profiling program must put their training into practice when they discover a killer in their midst.

Director: Renny Harlin
Stars: Val Kilmer, LL Cool J, Christian Slater
8MM (1999)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A private investigator is hired to discover if a "snuff film" is authentic or not.

Director: Joel Schumacher
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Joaquin Phoenix, James Gandolfini
Alex Cross (2012)
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

A homicide detective is pushed to the brink of his moral and physical limits as he tangles with a ferociously skilled serial killer who specializes in torture and pain.

Director: Rob Cohen
Stars: Tyler Perry, Matthew Fox, Rachel Nichols
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.7/10 X  

A sole survivor tells of the twisty events leading up to a horrific gun battle on a boat, which begin when five criminals meet at a seemingly random police lineup.

Director: Bryan Singer
Stars: Kevin Spacey, Gabriel Byrne, Chazz Palminteri
Love Crime (2010)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Ruthless executive Christine brings on Isabelle as her assistant, and she takes delight in toying with the young woman's innocence. But when the protégé's ideas become tempting enough for ... See full summary »

Director: Alain Corneau
Stars: Ludivine Sagnier, Kristin Scott Thomas, Patrick Mille
Wild Things (1998)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A police detective uncovers a conspiracy behind a case involving a high-school guidance counselor when accusations of rape are made against him by two female students.

Director: John McNaughton
Stars: Kevin Bacon, Matt Dillon, Neve Campbell
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

After a simple jewelery heist goes terribly wrong, the surviving criminals begin to suspect that one of them is a police informant.

Director: Quentin Tarantino
Stars: Harvey Keitel, Tim Roth, Michael Madsen
Action | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A congressman's daughter under Secret Service protection is kidnapped from a private school by an insider who calls Det. Alex Cross, sucking him into the case even though he's recovering from the loss of his partner.

Director: Lee Tamahori
Stars: Morgan Freeman, Michael Wincott, Monica Potter
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

In the midst of his crumbling relationship, a radio show host begins speaking to his biggest fan, a young boy, via the telephone. But when questions about the boy's identity come up, the host's life is thrown into chaos.

Director: Patrick Stettner
Stars: Robin Williams, Toni Collette, Rory Culkin
Breakdown I (1997)
Crime | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A man searches for his missing wife after his car breaks down in the middle of the desert.

Director: Jonathan Mostow
Stars: Kurt Russell, J.T. Walsh, Kathleen Quinlan
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
...
...
Rose Lazar
...
Steven Campbell
...
George
Lydia Echevarria ...
Old Woman
...
Young Woman
Gladys Rodríguez ...
Concetta Guidi
Sunshine Logroño ...
John Guidi, Sr. (as Emmanuel Logrono Molina)
...
Attorney Kirby
Grace Connelly ...
Dr. Hain
...
Attorney Davis
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Nurse
Leonardo Castro ...
Fire Dancer
Jose Cotte ...
Social Services Clerk
Edit

Storyline

Troubled divorcee Mary Kee is tormented by a series of sinister phone calls from a mysterious woman. When the stranger reveals she's calling from the past, Mary tries to break off contact. But the caller doesn't like being ignored, and looks for revenge in a unique and terrifying way... Written by Screenwriter

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Some calls are best left unanswered.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violence/disturbing images, language and a scene of sexuality | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 2013 (Mexico)  »

Also Known As:

Klisi apo tin Kolasi  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The original ending to the film featured a young couple being shown around the apartment after Mary has moved. The final shot focused on the telephone ringing ominously. The ending that was eventually used was actually to be the second-to-last scene in the film. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Saturday Night Live: Blake Lively/Rihanna (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

EVERY SINGLE PRAYER
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
Written by Gavin Clarke, James Lavelle, Pablo Clements, Aidan Lavelle
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Excellent and well made!!! Another proof that reviewers here cannot be trusted. Perhaps the most underrated Horror film in history.
1 December 2012 | by (Israel) – See all my reviews

So it's official, I either don't understand this site, or I don't understand the way people who vote/rate here think. The Caller just might be the most underrated Horror film of 2011, or even ever! So please let me start by recommending that you don't let yourself miss out on it, as you could easily find one million films that would be less fun to watch.

The plot is realistic and relatable, slightly feminist but not in an annoying criticizing way. Mary has recently left her abusive husband and is now living alone in a new apartment. Great acting by Rachelle Lefevre, who is very different than your usual "blond with blue eyes" in Horror films.

As for the story - one of the best most original ideas I've ever seen in a Horror film. Perhaps the idea has been done before, but it's been a first time for me. Many Horror films attempt to make the audience scared and uncomfortable by relating to the terror and despair that are felt by the characters. The Caller does that in a remarkable way that is both original (even if not ground breaking) and immensely effective! That's the way to connect cross-time from Sc-Fi to victim control in Horror!

The cinematography is slightly disappointing, and some of the shots simply appeared a little amateur, as if done by someone not very comfortable with a camera. However, the profound audio effects really make up for it, I really liked them! And to top it all - not one of the annoying overused cheats appear! No visible silicone breasts, no death on account of car not starting, not even an inability to communicate due to a cellphone having no signal! Not to mention there's no use of the corny "sudden loud music to make you jump". There are a few scenes with quiet, close-up and then sudden noise, but delicately and gently done.

All in all - I don't like rating films too high, nor too low. I always look for shortcomings on account of being a pretty easy grader. The Caller, in my opinion, deserves a heck of a lot more recognition and compliments than it's been given. I loved every second of it, and I'd highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys a truly well made Horror film.


8 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ridiculously Bad - Don't Waste Your Money Scootersmom
I have a question no one seems to have asked yet calia386
VERY UNDERRATED! d_smojver
The dog kermit639-1
Who was Rose? barbie800
Where are the cell phones? cultofsucktitude
Discuss The Caller (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?