Routine horror with a confusingly drawn-out finale.
| Original Score: 2/5
It'd feel a whole lot creepier if it weren't exactly like that haunted videotape flick.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
A mainstream J-horror flick that dutifully regurgitates the apparitions, aesthetic, and themes of its genre predecessors.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
More annoying than answering a wrong number phone call.
| Original Score: C+
No more than Miike's shot at generating a polished, rote, expertly composed J-horror flick.
There is something uniquely delicious in what the film says about the desperation of some cell users.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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.
| Original Score: 4/10
At the movie's core is a mystery that simply isn't even remotely interesting...
| Original Score: .5/4
One Missed Call staggers under the weight of its director's taste for baroque excess.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
One missed opportunity to bring something new to a tired genre.
| Original Score: D+
Relies on scare tactics not very well done.
One Missed Call is a mess.
| Original Score: 2/4
All we really learn is that Japanese scream queens and kings can act as poorly as their stateside counterparts.
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.
A second-rate J-horror entry that bores rather than scares.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
There is very little in One Missed Call that we have not seen before. And yet it works.
| Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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.
| Original Score: B-