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Metascore

Based on 14 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
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.
38
Uninspired and painfully familiar.
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.
38
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
Give this call a miss.
30
The Hollywood Reporter
The direction is uninspired, acting is lifeless, and the script borders on the inept.
25
This garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number.
25
Premiere
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.
12
One Missed Call was originally a so-so Takashi Miike freak-out. Now it's a worse-worse American eyesore.
11
Do yourself a favor and go rent any Miike film other than this one.
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.

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