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.
| Original Score: .5/5
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.
| Original Score: 1/4
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?
| Original Score: 1.0/4.0
One big miss of a horror movie.
| Original Score: D
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.
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.
Oooooh, a cell phone that kills! Really? Wow! Some people might find that creepy, but it's just silly isn't it?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
The first major release of the year is a complete dud. Shocker!
| Original Score: 0.5/5
A market-spawned Happy Meal trinket lacking both skill and wisdom
Estreando como diretor em Hollywood, o francês Eric Valette já se mistura à multidão de cineastas sem personalidade nos primeiros minutos do longa.
| Original Score: 1/5
...not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but it is among the more tedious.
| Original Score: 4/10
Poorly conceived, badly cast and frequently dull horror film that fails in its quest to make mobile phones scary.
Those coming to One Missed Call in search of ground-breaking horror have definitely dialed the wrong number.
| Original Score: 2/5
Here's the first in what promises to be a series of movies that are "January junk."
| Original Score: .5/4
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.
As Lead Belly might sing, to the tune of 'One Meat Ball': 'You get no thrills/ From One Missed Call...'
| Original Score: 2/4
It's hard to know what's scarier-the fact that Asia keeps producing these movies, or that Hollywood keeps on remaking them.
| Original Score: 2/6
...just another English-language remake of yet another incomprehensible Japanese horror movie.
What is Ed Burns up to?
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.