One Missed Call

2008

One Missed Call (2008)

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Critic Consensus: 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 has only three days to solve the mystery and cheat death. Burns co-stars as a detective who is deeply troubled by the recent spate of deaths.

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Cast

Shannyn Sossamon
as Beth Raymond
Edward Burns
as Jack Andrews
Ana Claudia Talancón
as Tayor Anthony
Ray Wise
as Ted Summers
Azura Skye
as Leann Cole
Johnny Lewis
as Brian Sousa
Jason Beghe
as Ray Purvis
Margaret Cho
as Mickey Lee
Meagan Good
as Shelley Baum
Rhoda Griffis
as Marie Layton
Dawn Dininger
as Monster Marie
Ariel Winter
as Ellie Layton
Sarah Kubik
as Monster Ellie
Regan Lamb
as Laurel Layton
Karen Beyer
as Mrs. Ford
Alana Locke
as Child Beth
Mary Lynn Owen
as Dr. Julie Cohn
Roy McCrerey
as Dr. Painter
Donna Biscoe
as Coroner
Lauren Peyton
as Reception Nurse
Edith Ivey
as Old Lady
Randy MacDowell
as Boost Mobile Clerk
Geoff McKnight
as Fire Captain
Bob Seel
as Taxi Driver
Jason Horgan
as Dr. Brown
Jody Thompson
as EMS Aide
Jeff Portell
as Patrolman
Brian Beegle
as Player Guy
Amber Wallace
as Student #2
Rona Nix
as Production Assistant
Kendal McCray
as Freshman Girl
Demontrez Spears
as Student #1
Jack Andrews
as Ed Burns
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Critic Reviews for One Missed Call

All Critics (80) | Top Critics (18)

One big miss of a horror movie.

Oct 18, 2008 | Rating: D

To redial applicable catchphrases, this garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.

Jan 9, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…

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.

Jan 8, 2008

If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you now can miss the American remake.

Jan 7, 2008 | Full Review…

The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short.

Jan 7, 2008 | Rating: .5/4 | Full Review…

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.

Jan 7, 2008 | Rating: 2/4
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Audience Reviews for One Missed Call

½

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.

Nicki Marie
Nicki Marie

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

Jonathan Hutchings
Jonathan Hutchings

Super Reviewer

One of the worst and most unnecessary remakes ever made.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

½

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.

Alex roy
Alex roy

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