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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.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Give this call a miss.
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Chicago Tribune

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.
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By James Berardinelli
Uninspired and painfully familiar.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Richard James Havis
The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept.
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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.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
One Missed Call was originally a so-so Takashi Miike freak-out. Now it's a worse-worse American eyesore.
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Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Do yourself a favor and go rent any Miike film other than this one.
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Film Threat

By Pete Vonder Haar
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.
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24 out of 100
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