NY Post Reviews “The Caller”

Reviewed by Lou Lumenick

New York Post | Movies | Reviews

‘Caller It Quits Very Quickly’

Frank Langella and Elliott Gould in "The Caller"
Frank Langella and Elliott Gould in "The Caller"

IF Frank Langella hadn’t received an Oscar nomination for “Frost/Nixon,” it’s pretty doubtful that an opaque oddity like Richard Ledes’ “The Caller” would have managed even a one-week vanity booking at the Quad.

Langella looks dapper as a corporate whistle-blower whose execution has been ordered by his employers. He inexplicably hires a rumpled retired NYPD detective (a mildly amusing Elliott Gould) to follow . . . himself.

“The Caller” qualifies as something of a Holocaust movie, with flashbacks to World War II France. Guess who the two boys we see grow up to be?

Running time: 95 minutes. Not rated (violence, profanity). At the Quad, 13th Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues.

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