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One Missed Call (2007)

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Average Rating: 2.5/10
Reviews Counted: 79
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One of the weakest entries in the J-horror remake sweepstakes, One Missed Call is undone by bland performances and shopworn shocks.

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Average Rating: 2.6/10
Critic Reviews: 18
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One of the weakest entries in the J-horror remake sweepstakes, One Missed Call is undone by bland performances and shopworn shocks.

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Shannyn Sossamon and Ed Burns star in director Eric Valette's remake of Takashi Miike's frightful tale about a cell-phone call from the future that foreshadows one's own death. Beth Raymond (Sossamon) is a college student whose friends have all been dying in droves, and the one connecting factor between all of the incidents is that just before their deaths, each of the victims received a message in which they heard themselves being murdered. Upon receiving her own frightening phone call, Beth

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Mystery & Suspense, Horror

Andrew Klavan

Apr 22, 2008

$26.8M

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All Critics (80) | Top Critics (18) | Fresh (0) | Rotten (79) | DVD (22)

One big miss of a horror movie.

October 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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It's hard to know what's scarier-the fact that Asia keeps producing these movies, or that Hollywood keeps on remaking them.

January 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Time Out New York
Time Out New York
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To redial applicable catchphrases, this garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.

January 9, 2008 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Comment (1)
Entertainment Weekly
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The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept. A PG-13 rating means that it's short on shocks, too.

January 8, 2008
Hollywood Reporter
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If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you now can miss the American remake.

January 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times
Chicago Sun-Times
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The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short.

January 7, 2008 Full Review Source: Toronto Star
Toronto Star
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No wonder the marketers at Warner Bros. did not preview this embarrassing clunker for critics. Anyone searching for an effective supernatural-horror fix in theatres right now should visit The Orphanage instead.

July 6, 2010 Full Review Source: Georgia Straight

The unintentional camp makes for some eye-rolling interest early on, and French director Eric Valette does manage a few hair-raising moments, but by then, the movie has missed by a mile.

April 23, 2009 Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix
Boston Phoenix

Are we really supposed to believe that, if you die angry while holding a cell phone, you can make the 'Can you hear me now?' guy throw himself in front of a bus?

December 24, 2008 Full Review Source: MovieCrypt.com
MovieCrypt.com

For a would-be frightfest built around a supernatural premise, One Missed Call is so glum and businesslike that it's not nearly as much pulpy fun as it should be.

July 23, 2008 Full Review Source: Screen International
Screen International

The call gets through, but the signal is so weak and garbled in the cross-Pacific transit that the message is lost, leaving audience on hold, waiting for scares that never come.

July 8, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinefantastique
Cinefantastique

Oooooh, a cell phone that kills! Really? Wow! Some people might find that creepy, but it's just silly isn't it?

June 4, 2008 Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Comments (5)
Sin Magazine

The first major release of the year is a complete dud. Shocker!

May 24, 2008 Full Review Source: WJFK-FM (CBS Radio) | Comment (1)
WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)

A market-spawned Happy Meal trinket lacking both skill and wisdom

April 22, 2008 Full Review Source: Projection Booth
Projection Booth

Estreando como diretor em Hollywood, o francês Eric Valette já se mistura à multidão de cineastas sem personalidade nos primeiros minutos do longa.

April 18, 2008 Full Review Source: Cinema em Cena
Cinema em Cena

...not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but it is among the more tedious.

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis
Movie Metropolis

Poorly conceived, badly cast and frequently dull horror film that fails in its quest to make mobile phones scary.

April 10, 2008 Full Review Source: ViewLondon
ViewLondon

Those coming to One Missed Call in search of ground-breaking horror have definitely dialed the wrong number.

April 8, 2008 Full Review Source: BBC | Comment (1)

Here's the first in what promises to be a series of movies that are "January junk."

February 9, 2008 Full Review | Comment (1)
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Do yourself a favor and go rent any Miike film other than this one. You've got somewhere in the vicinity of 75 from which to choose.

February 1, 2008 Full Review Source: Austin Chronicle
Austin Chronicle

As Lead Belly might sing, to the tune of 'One Meat Ball': 'You get no thrills/ From One Missed Call...'

January 21, 2008 Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

...just another English-language remake of yet another incomprehensible Japanese horror movie.

January 17, 2008 Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review
Sacramento News & Review

What is Ed Burns up to?

January 17, 2008 Full Review Source: PopMatters
PopMatters

The temptation exists to call the movie one missed opportunity, but honestly, I don't think anyone involved in this mess ever seriously tried to make something good.

January 15, 2008 Full Review Source: Aisle Seat
Aisle Seat

Audience Reviews for One Missed Call

It was okay. Actually starts off reasonably well. Liked Shannyn Sossamon and the brief appearance of Azura Skye. Goes downhill a bit after the first few deaths and loses it. Not a total disaster. Was fine for a late night TV viewing, but wouldn't want to have paid money for it.
June 16, 2013
romy861

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As far as American J-horror remakes go, this might be the worst (and I've seen The Uninvited).
February 4, 2012
JonathanHutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

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One of the worst and most unnecessary remakes ever made.
December 4, 2011
Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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Before seeing this, I had heard many, many bad things about this film. Every review was negative. So, initially I passed up on it. But then, I just decided to watch, and to my surprise, it wasn't too bad. I thought the film was borderline decent considering all the flack the film received. I thought the film was eerie and had a lot of atmosphere, which I liked, but it lacked in character development. The parts where it was supposed to very creepy were good, and did work, but they could've been done slightly better. I enjoyed Edward Burns in this film, and I thought for a remake, it had a few decent scares. But of course this remake doesn't even come close to the original. For what it is, One Missed Call is actually fairly decent, and manages to be quite fun, if you forget that this is indeed a remake. But like every other remake, it fails to capture the essence of the original, and like with every other remake this remake tries to outdo the original with fancy special effects. The film is decent, managing only a few good scares. But this isn't as bad as everyone has said it was. Though nothing will beat the original, this Americanized version is fairly entertaining and manages to be quite fun if you allow it to be. But don't go in expecting something great, go in with decent expectations, and you might like this.
August 20, 2011
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Jeff "The Dude" Lebowski

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    1. Leann Cole: I keep seeing things, weird people looking at me, it's like, everytime I turn around...it's the weirdest weirdest thing.
    2. Beth Raymond: Leanne?
    3. Leann Cole: Arghhhhhhhhh. (Gets hit by train)
    – Submitted by James W (3 years ago)
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