A young woman (Shannyn Sossamon) and a detective (Ed Burns) try to unravel the mystery of cell-phone calls that broadcast victims' final moments just days before they die.
" A brow-furrowing blend of child abuse and adult trauma, Andrew Klavan's screenplay sacrifices coherence for atmosphere at every turn. "
" Another demonstration of how certain studios and producers care neither about us nor the skill required to pull off a respectable work of garbage. "
" 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. "
" Decent if derivative. "
" Give this call a miss. "
" 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. "
" If you missed the first One Missed Call, made in Japan in 2004, you now can miss the American remake. "
" It's hard to know what's scarier-the fact that Asia keeps producing these movies, or that Hollywood keeps on remaking them. "
" One big miss of a horror movie. "
" Pity this most mysterious 'Can you hear me now?' of all is spoiled by too many answers to too many questions. "
" The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" To redial applicable catchphrases, this garbled American remake of Takashi Miike's already staticky 2004 exercise in J-horror is a wrong number. "
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