“More Suspense Than Horror”
“One "I Wish I" Missed Movie!”
“I Loved This Movie!”
“It Will Have U At The Edge Of Your Seat”
“Pretty Bad Movie”
“"i Would Rather Watch The Japans Addition Of Godzilla"”
“It Was Pretty Cool”
“Who's Cell Phone Will Ring Next?”
“Predictable But Still Got A Jump Out Of Me. ”
“Should Of Missed The Call”
“This Movie Was Great”
“Chiggity-check It Out. One More Of Those Awesome I See Robots Movie Reviews...”
“I Went To See It Only Cuz Of Shannyn Sossamon Is In It! ”
“I Should Have Missed This Call”
“Miss This Call The Movie On The Other Line Isn't Worth Answering To.”
“Don't Miss That Call!”
To redial applicable catchphrases, this garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
Lisa Schwarzbaum - Entertainment Weekly
A brow-furrowing blend of child abuse and adult trauma, Andrew Klavan's screenplay sacrifices coherence for atmosphere at every turn.
Jeannette Catsoulis - New York Times
Another demonstration of how certain studios and producers care neither about us nor the skill required to pull off a respectable work of garbage.
Wesley Morris - Boston Globe
If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you now can miss the American remake.
Bill Stamets - Chicago Sun-Times
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.
Scott Schueller - Chicago Tribune
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.
Colin Covert - Minneapolis Star Tribune
Decent if derivative.
Dennis Harvey - Variety
Pity this most mysterious 'Can you hear me now?' of all is spoiled by too many answers to too many questions.
Roger Moore - Orlando Sentinel
The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short.
Philip Marchand - Toronto Star
Give this call a miss.
Jason Anderson - Globe and Mail
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.
James Berardinelli - ReelViews
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.
Richard James Havis - Hollywood Reporter
Ben Kenigsberg - Time Out
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out
Frank Wilkins - Frank's Reel Reviews
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.
Steve Newton - Georgia Straight
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.
Tom Meek - Boston Phoenix
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?
Kevin A. Ranson - MovieCrypt.com
One big miss of a horror movie.
Bob Longino - Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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.
Tim Grierson - Screen International
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.
Steve Biodrowski - Cinefantastique
Oooooh, a cell phone that kills! Really? Wow! Some people might find that creepy, but it's just silly isn't it?
Austin Kennedy - Sin Magazine
The first major release of the year is a complete dud. Shocker!
Kevin McCarthy - WJFK-FM (CBS Radio)
A market-spawned Happy Meal trinket lacking both skill and wisdom
Rob Humanick - Projection Booth
Estreando como diretor em Hollywood, o frances Eric Valette ja se mistura a multidao de cineastas sem personalidade nos primeiros minutos do longa.
Pablo Villaca - Cinema em Cena
Poorly conceived, badly cast and frequently dull horror film that fails in its quest to make mobile phones scary.
Matthew Turner - ViewLondon
...not the worst horror movie I've ever seen, but it is among the more tedious.
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
Those coming to One Missed Call in search of ground-breaking horror have definitely dialed the wrong number.
Neil Bastian - BBC
Here's the first in what promises to be a series of movies that are "January junk."
Linda Cook - Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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.
Marc Savlov - Austin Chronicle
As Lead Belly might sing, to the tune of 'One Meat Ball': 'You get no thrills/ From One Missed Call...'
John Beifuss - Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
It's hard to know what's scarier-the fact that Asia keeps producing these movies, or that Hollywood keeps on remaking them.
Joshua Rothkopf - Time Out New York
...just another English-language remake of yet another incomprehensible Japanese horror movie.
Jim Lane - Sacramento News & Review
What is Ed Burns up to?
Cynthia Fuchs - PopMatters
Tenley Woodman - Boston Herald
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.
Mike McGranaghan - Aisle Seat
Introducing the diePhone
Larry Ratliff - San Antonio Express-News
there isn't much One Missed Call can do to satisfy horror fans.
Blake French - Filmcritic.com
While director Eric Valette fails to do anything with the derivative plot or the interesting cast, he manages an unusual, appealingly quiet tone.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
... its 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating is harsh enough to almost make me want to defend it. Almost.
Andy Klein - Los Angeles CityBeat
Call's plot is so silly and nonsensical, even the characters have to regularly remind one another what exactly is supposed to be going on.
Ethan Alter - Film Journal International
When it comes to scary movies, the Japanese have it figured out. Unfortunately, commercial filmmakers in the United States usually don't.
Eric Kohn - New York Press
It's always a relief to see Edward Burns in anything he didn't write or direct himself. But just realize: This is the first big release of 2008.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
Shannyn Sossamon and Edward Burns give performances that qualify as languorous even on the heavily left-shifted bell curve with which we grade horror film acting.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
Borrowing from this bottomless well, perhaps it's best to say that you should hang up, turn off your phone or even cancel your service should this film attempt to reach out and touch you.
Todd Gilchrist - IGN Movies
[A lame] attempt to cash in on the same ghost-in-the-machine craze that begat The Ring, The Grudge and Phone.
David Schmeichel - Jam! Movies
Star Ed Burns was fuming over the fact that his movies would be more popular if they featured Mentos dropping into exploding Diet Cokes.
Mark Ramsey - MovieJuice!
Drastically under-produced, One Missed Call is so tedious that Alexander Graham Bell would have difficulty staying awake. Those vigilant Verizon Wireless techies from the commercials would be fired for napping on the job.
John P. McCarthy - Boxoffice Magazine