“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
Dean Essner - Bullz-Eye.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 - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
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
... its 0% Rotten Tomatoes rating is harsh enough to almost make me want to defend it. Almost.
Andy Klein - Los Angeles CityBeat
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
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)
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
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
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
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!
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 Stuart - Newsday
Supernatural horror doesn't have to make sense, but when it tries it shouldn't fail -- as it does in One Missed Call, spectacularly and in thuddingly dull fashion.
Alex Markerson - E! Online
[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
One Missed Call doesn't have much style or substance.
Sean McBride - Sean the Movie Guy
The phone terror theme is tired and director Eric Valette's version is even more predictable than the original. If it's going to call itself a horror, then don't make us laugh.
Adam Fendelman - HollywoodChicago.com
If the first wide release movie of 2008 is an indicator of the kind of year a writers' strike Hollywood has in store, we may all be watching DVDs.
Cole Smithey - ColeSmithey.com
As annoying as a busy signal.
Gary Brown - Houston Community Newspapers
About as fresh and vital as a fifth-generation dub of The Star Wars Holiday Special.
Scott Tobias - AV Club
While it may be cliched to proclaim the original foreign film to be superior, the fact remains that the Japanese pic contains more scares and intended laughs than this slapdash American remake.
Mark Pfeiffer - Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
Why, after realizing how deadly these calls can be, does every victim still insist on listening to them? Perhaps only the screenwriters know for sure.
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
It's as if Vanilla Ice wrote the script, sampling elements from The Ring and The Grudge with a dash of Pulse sprinkled in.
Kevin Carr - Film School Rejects
More useless than bad, the type of thing that will divert your attention for an hour and a half but nothing more.
Eric D. Snider - EricDSnider.com
One missed opportunity.
Luke Y. Thompson - OC Weekly
Dave White - Movies.com
Plays out just as silly as its premise sounds.
Mark Dujsik - Mark Reviews Movies
Puerile and low-rent, piggybacking on the fad of updating foreign horror films by dumbing them down for us American simpletons.
Dustin Putman - DustinPutman.com
The hard candies that appear in all the victims' mouths indicate not a terrifying link among them but relief that they died with fresh breath.
Matt Pais - Metromix.com
Yet another tired, ultimately incoherent horror movie that undoes the promise of its pretty good premise and potentially interesting story structure with dull scares, sloppy ending and a pair of unconvincing, leaden lead performances.
Ken Fox - TV Guide's Movie Guide
I staunchly refuse to be afraid of my cell phone, or at least if I'm going to be afraid of it, I need better reasons than the ones given in this.
Joshua Tyler - CinemaBlend.com
Takeshi Miike's original 2003 One Missed Call was second-rate techno-phobic J-horror tripe, meaning that Eric Valette's even lousier American remake is something like the next generation of suck.
Nick Schager - Slant Magazine
For a film like One Missed Call to be frightening or good would have required far more art and intelligence than this shoddy little production could possibly muster.
Eugene Novikov - Film Blather
Call is the first major motion picture release of 2008, in charge of setting the tone for the lengthy year to come. My friends, the future does not look promising. In fact, it feels like a swift kick to the groin.
Brian Orndorf - eFilmCritic.com
A film so utterly misbegotten that it almost makes Alien Vs. Predator: Requiem look competent by comparison.
Peter Sobczynski - eFilmCritic.com
Borrows so heavily from the corpus of J-horror flicks, and especially Hideo Nakata's, that it should really be titled The Ring Tone.
Frank Swietek - One Guy's Opinion
Laughable, not screamable.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul) - St. Paul Pioneer Press
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.
John Monaghan - Detroit Free Press
Isn't even worthy of a Blockbuster free rental coupon. I don't care how cute Shannyn Sossamon is.
Scott Weinberg - FEARnet
And doesn't all of this have a familiar Ringu to it?
Pete Vonder Haar - Film Threat
It's shameful how even when Hollywood looks in novel places for material, the studios manage to make that material mind-numbingly routine.
Josh Larsen - Sun Publications (Chicago, IL)
The only element this turkey of a bomb of a debacle is missing is Lindsay Lohan.
Willie Waffle - WaffleMovies.com
This is nothing less than bottom-of-the-barrel junk.
David Nusair - Reel Film Reviews
This is one call you should definitely miss.
Staci Layne Wilson - Horror.com