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One Missed Call (2003)

One Missed Call

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Visionary horror film director Takashi Miike delivers a typically stylish and idiosyncratic scare-fest with this thriller. Yumi Nakamura (Kou Shibasaki) is a mildly paranoid young woman whose good friend, Yoko, receives a strange and mysterious call on her cell phone. The phone's read-out says that the call came from Yoko's own number, but from three days into the future; 72 hours later, Yoko dies in a bizarre accident moments after getting the same call over again. Yumi learns that Yoko isn't … More

Rating: R (for violence, disturbing images and brief nudity.)
Genre: Art House & International , Horror
Directed By:
Written By: Minako Daira , Yasushi Akimoto , Miwako Daira
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On DVD: Sep 13, 2005
Runtime:
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Cast


as Yumi Nakamura

as Hiroshi Yamashita

as Natsumi Konishi

as Detective Motomiya

as Yoko Okazaki

as Kenji Kawai

as Ichiro Fujieda

as Marie Mizunuma
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Critic Reviews for One Missed Call

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (11)

A prolonged, maddening, predictable -- yet curiously pleasurable -- descent into incomprehensibility.

Full Review… | May 5, 2005
L.A. Weekly
Top Critic

One Missed Call is a mess.

April 22, 2005
New York Post
Top Critic

One Missed Call staggers under the weight of its director's taste for baroque excess.

April 21, 2005
New York Times
Top Critic

There is something uniquely delicious in what the film says about the desperation of some cell users.

Full Review… | April 21, 2005
Newsday
Top Critic

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… | April 20, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

No more than Miike's shot at generating a polished, rote, expertly composed J-horror flick.

Full Review… | April 19, 2005
Village Voice
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Audience Reviews for One Missed Call

The first act of One Missed Call is masterful, with Miike utilizing his most clever devices since Ichii, but the film is ultimately undone by weighty exposition and too much excess. Aside from the terrific TV station scene, you can really sense the struggle of an unconventional filmmaker trying to find his comfort zone in a commercial enterprise.

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JonathanHutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

Super Reviewer

½

The idea of this is very similar to the grudge or just to another horror film that was already made at the time but I must put One Missed Call as something different and scary at times despite all its flaws and its terrible remake that should be left in the dark forever. So yet another simple yet freaky story.

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters pursue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives. Or die horribly trying in the process.

The remake itself was just awful why they made that OR even remake our movies is a mystery to me. I walkout out of the remake at the 55 minute mark my all time record was Caligula re-release at 24 minutes. I love Takashi Miike Ichi the Killer that is just brutally awesome but this has its flaws yes but I find it to be good despite what otherts put it.
Kô Shibasaki and Shin'ichi Tsutsumi do okay jobs despite there major acting problems and to the others I wont hold my breath. The storey is like a major rip off of other ghost films and to people that have seen lots of them the similatys will hit you sooner or later. That exorcism scene was like WTF but maybe that was just me. Some freeky settings but that's about it I guess.

My final line is, see it if you are a major horror fan and DON'T see the remake.

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Ariuza k.
Ariuza koraw

Super Reviewer

½

Wouldn't say I ever liked this that much though somewhat scary just really boring and we have seen it all before. To me this is just another hunted house movie that tries to be scary doing what the grudge did as well as the ring and just putting it together. Meany seems to like this and it was successful but I just thought it was average. The remake was just plain awful one of the worst I have seen.

People mysteriously start receiving voicemail messages from their future selves, in the form of the sound of them reacting to their own violent deaths, along with the exact date and time of their future death, listed on the message log. The plot thickens as the surviving characters persue the answers to this mystery which could save their lives.

I thought the story was just kario, the grudge, the ring put to together to make really one boring movie that scars yes. But most time you can easily see what's going to happen.

30% for story scary but really lacks

60% for acting its okay and pulls throw you can see there flaws

60% for special effects not much here but it looks okay though

70% for characters some are likeable other are not you just don't seem to care

50% for everything else music came for Kario so in this it just doesn't work.

I would say skip but if you like horrors go for it.

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Keiko Aya

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