Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 11 out of 14
  1. 11
    Do yourself a favor and go rent any Miike film other than this one.
  2. 12
    One Missed Call was originally a so-so Takashi Miike freak-out. Now it's a worse-worse American eyesore.
  3. Reviewed by: Scott Schueller
    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.
  4. This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    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.
  8. 38
    Uninspired and painfully familiar.
  9. 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."
  10. Reviewed by: Jason Anderson
    Give this call a miss.
  11. The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept.
  12. A poker-faced puzzle whose biggest shock is the absence of Sarah Michelle Gellar.
  13. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    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.
  14. Reviewed by: Dennis Harvey
    This decent if derivative scare machine should benefit from a lack of genre competition.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 72 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 34
  2. Negative: 17 out of 34
  1. Mar 3, 2013
    This movie stunk really bad. It wasn't scary and the plot borrowed from movies like the Final Destination and the Grudge. It was very stupid, unoriginal, and I still don't understand why all the ghosts look like Chinese people for no reason. Full Review »
  2. Jan 30, 2013
    A little less than mediocre horror film supposedly inspired by Japanese horror movies or a remake of one such film from what I understand. The movie is highly reminiscent of Final Destination and the acting is right on par with many a horror flick meant for teenagers. The underlying story isn't bad but the ending feels tacked on because you can tell the director tried very hard for it to make as little sense as possible. Full Review »
  3. Nov 7, 2012
    It's A Horror Movie, It's Not Suposed To Be Perfect! A Great Story Line, Acting Was Fine... Nothing Wrong With This Movie, ALOT Better Than Most Horror Movies! Full Review »