Metascore
24

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    50
    The result is 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.
  2. 42
    On the shortlist for least essential movie of the decade, a copy of a copy of a copy that's so worn down, it's about as fresh and vital as a fifth-generation dub of "The Star Wars Holiday Special."
  3. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    40
    This decent if derivative scare machine should benefit from a lack of genre competition.
  4. Reviewed by: Scott Schueller
    38
    While director Eric Valette provides the occasional chill, the disturbing spooks aren't enough to make this boat float. Burns sleepwalks through One Missed Call totally devoid of charisma, and Sossamon muddles along, going through the motions.
  5. 38
    Uninspired and painfully familiar.
  6. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    38
    Give this call a miss.
  7. The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept.
  8. 30
    If your cell phone vibrates while you’re watching One Missed Call, go ahead and answer, because even a wrong number will be more exciting than what’s happening onscreen.
  9. A poker-faced puzzle whose biggest shock is the absence of Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  10. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    25
    With his preferences for static, colorless visuals and exposition-laden dialogue over conversation, director Valette has now set the bar for the worst film of 2008.
  11. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  12. 12
    One Missed Call was originally a so-so Takashi Miike freak-out. Now it's a worse-worse American eyesore.
  13. 11
    Do yourself a favor and go rent any Miike film other than this one.
  14. 10
    The original movie One Missed Call is based on was pretty tame, at least by Miike standards. And since it appears studios have no intention of halting this flood of abysmal rehashes, allow me to suggest that they at least have the stones not to pussyfoot around and give us a remake worthy of Hollywood, of America, and of an audience that lacks the willpower to stop buying tickets to half-assed crap.
User Score
4.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 74 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 35
  2. Negative: 18 out of 35
  1. JorgeR
    Aug 25, 2008
    10
    2nd favorite horror movie. Screw all u haters. here is nothing wrong with this movie, sure, this was a failed attempt, but wut was best about this movie was the horrific scenes. Full Review »
  2. DevonS
    Apr 27, 2008
    2
    An awful remake of an awful Japanese Horror film. The only good part about this movie was the Exorcism scene. Quite violent for a PG-13 movie too.
  3. JL
    Apr 23, 2008
    1
    Another j-horror remake that just doesn't get it. The only remake to get it, so far, has been the original Ring remake. Of course, remaking a Miike movie for the PG-13 crowd is a misstep and was doomed from the get-go. Also, for the record, the original Japanese version came out in 2003, while Final Destination was released in 2000. That said, Takashi Miike probably never saw Final Destination as he was too busy pumping out four movies and a TV mini-series that year. Full Review »