Dramatically inert and oddly unaffecting, A Call to Spy does a disservice to the incredible women that it wants to honour, and despite brimming with plot, feels strangely empty. It’s always difficult to write about films as bland as this, but the problems are invariably easy to identify.
Here, they arise mostly out of a confused screenplay, and an utter lack of resources to realise it. A Call to Spy, available on Amazon Prime Video in India, tells the story of three women — each of whom played a vital role in the Allied resistance against the Nazis during World War 2 — but has no idea whom to focus its attention on. And by attempting (and failing) to do all three of them equal justice, the film ends up short-changing them all.