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One Missed Call Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
One big miss of a horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 9, 2008
To redial applicable catchphrases, this garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Richard James Havis
Hollywood Reporter
January 8, 2008
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.
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Bill Stamets
Chicago Sun-Times
January 7, 2008
If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you now can miss the American remake.
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
January 7, 2008
The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jan Stuart
Newsday
January 7, 2008
Given all the hoopla over the Apple iPhone, it's a wonder that no one has yet complained over an essential missing feature: It doesn't ring you up to alert you that you are going to die.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
January 6, 2008
Another demonstration of how certain studios and producers care neither about us nor the skill required to pull off a respectable work of garbage.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Jeannette Catsoulis
New York Times
January 6, 2008
A brow-furrowing blend of child abuse and adult trauma, Andrew Klavan's screenplay sacrifices coherence for atmosphere at every turn.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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Jason Anderson
Globe and Mail
January 6, 2008
Give this call a miss.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 6, 2008
The worst part about this movie is that, even though it's impossible to piece everything together logically, it's easy to see where it's going because there's nothing new here. There's a sameness to all these Japanese-turned-American retreads.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Scott Schueller
Chicago Tribune
January 6, 2008
The script appears to blatantly rip-off plot devices and story elements from The Ring, but screenwriter Andrew Klavan avoids plagiarism by tacking on an incomprehensible second ending where Ring would have left off.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
January 5, 2008
About as fresh and vital as a fifth-generation dub of The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
January 4, 2008
Another mediocre remake of a Japanese horror film in which flashes of computer-generated ghosts are meant to compensate for lousy acting and a banal storyline.
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Dennis Harvey
Variety
January 4, 2008
Decent if derivative.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 4, 2008
Pity this most mysterious 'Can you hear me now?' of all is spoiled by too many answers to too many questions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
January 4, 2008
The deadliest call the cast and crew of One Missed Call ever received was the one from their agent telling them that this was the best work available.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4