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Chakushin Ari (One Missed Call) Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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Routine horror with a confusingly drawn-out finale.

Full Review Source: Orlando Sentinel | Original Score: 2/5

April 15, 2005
Scott Weinberg

It'd feel a whole lot creepier if it weren't exactly like that haunted videotape flick.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 2.5/5

March 29, 2006
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine

A mainstream J-horror flick that dutifully regurgitates the apparitions, aesthetic, and themes of its genre predecessors.

Full Review Source: Slant Magazine | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 8, 2005
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More annoying than answering a wrong number phone call.

Full Review Source: Ozus' World Movie Reviews | Original Score: C+

September 16, 2009
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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No more than Miike's shot at generating a polished, rote, expertly composed J-horror flick.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 19, 2005
Jan Stuart
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There is something uniquely delicious in what the film says about the desperation of some cell users.

Full Review Source: Newsday | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 21, 2005
Brian Juergens
Bloody Disgusting

We slog through several seemingly endless scenes of teenage girls checking their voicemail while we peer at them from around corners. Yes, it is as boring as it sounds.

Full Review Source: Bloody Disgusting | Original Score: 4/10

April 12, 2005
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

At the movie's core is a mystery that simply isn't even remotely interesting...

Full Review Source: Reel Film Reviews | Original Score: .5/4

June 11, 2010
Dana Stevens
New York Times
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One Missed Call staggers under the weight of its director's taste for baroque excess.

| Original Score: 1.5/5

April 21, 2005
Edward Havens

One missed opportunity to bring something new to a tired genre.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: D+

April 21, 2005
Donald J. Levit
ReelTalk Movie Reviews

Relies on scare tactics not very well done.

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April 11, 2005
V.A. Musetto
New York Post
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One Missed Call is a mess.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 22, 2005
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly

All we really learn is that Japanese scream queens and kings can act as poorly as their stateside counterparts.

Full Review Source: Orlando Weekly

April 14, 2005
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
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So unoriginal that the movie could almost be a parody of J-horror tropes, yet Miike, for a while at least, stages it with a dread-soaked visual flair that allows you to enjoy being manipulated.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: C+

April 20, 2005
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle

A second-rate J-horror entry that bores rather than scares.

Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle | Original Score: 1.5/5

April 21, 2005
Anton Bitel

Miike's return to the horror genre is a slicker and less original affair than Audition, but also sharply dissects the J-horror phenomenon even as it scares the hell out of you.

Full Review Source: Film4

March 18, 2008
David Cornelius

There is very little in One Missed Call that we have not seen before. And yet it works.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

September 13, 2005
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena

O roteiro pode não ser dos mais originais (e a conclusão deixa alguns buracos na trama), mas Miike cria um clima absolutamente assustador - algo raro no terror moderno.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 8, 2005
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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Miike, whose work usually veers into more surreal, experimental terrain, uses creepy-crawly juxtaposition, grisly violence, and dark humor to create a nightmare scenario for the text-message generation.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 12, 2005
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema

Miike reins in his anything goes impulses...but still smuggles in his sense of humor and flair for the grotesque, often at the same time.

Full Review Source: Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema | Original Score: B-

June 11, 2005
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 4, 2008
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
January 4, 2008

AV Club
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September 26, 2005

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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