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One Missed Call Reviews

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Scott Weinberg
August 28, 2015
It's not even remotely scary, which leaves the horror fans out. But it's also way too boring to even poke fun at.
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
August 19, 2015
One Missed Call remakes Takashi Miike's 2003 film as undistinguished college-age horror, except it tries to exploit some people's fear of answering the phone into a feature-length premise.
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
July 6, 2010
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.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/5
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
April 23, 2009
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Kevin A. Ranson
December 24, 2008
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.0/4.0
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Bob Longino
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
October 18, 2008
One big miss of a horror movie.
| Original Score: D
Tim Grierson
Screen International
July 23, 2008
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.
Steve Biodrowski
July 8, 2008
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.
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 4, 2008
Oooooh, a cell phone that kills! Really? Wow! Some people might find that creepy, but it's just silly isn't it?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin McCarthy
May 24, 2008
The first major release of the year is a complete dud. Shocker!
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Rob Humanick
Projection Booth
April 22, 2008
A market-spawned Happy Meal trinket lacking both skill and wisdom
Full Review | Original Score: D
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
April 18, 2008
Estreando como diretor em Hollywood, o francês Eric Valette já se mistura à multidão de cineastas sem personalidade nos primeiros minutos do longa.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
April 10, 2008
...not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but it is among the more tedious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Matthew Turner
April 10, 2008
Poorly conceived, badly cast and frequently dull horror film that fails in its quest to make mobile phones scary.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Neil Bastian
April 8, 2008
Those coming to One Missed Call in search of ground-breaking horror have definitely dialed the wrong number.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 9, 2008
Here's the first in what promises to be a series of movies that are "January junk."
Full Review| Original Score: .5/4
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 1, 2008
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 21, 2008
As Lead Belly might sing, to the tune of 'One Meat Ball': 'You get no thrills/ From One Missed Call...'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
January 17, 2008
...just another English-language remake of yet another incomprehensible Japanese horror movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Cynthia Fuchs
January 17, 2008
What is Ed Burns up to?
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