Chakushin Ari (One Missed Call)
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Visionary horror film director Takashi Miike delivers a typically stylish and idiosyncratic scare-fest with this thriller. Yumi Nakamura (Kou Shibasaki) is a mildly paranoid young woman whose good friend, Yoko, receives a strange and mysterious call on her cell phone. The phone's read-out says that the call came from Yoko's own number, but from three days into the future; 72 hours later, Yoko dies in a bizarre accident moments after getting the same call over again. Yumi learns that Yoko isn't the only person to have had this experience; the spirit of a vengeful woman has been… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 42%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"A prolonged, maddening, predictable -- yet curiously pleasurable -- descent into incomprehensibility."
‑ Ron Stringer, L.A. Weekly
"There is something uniquely delicious in what the film says about the desperation of some cell users."
‑ Jan Stuart, Newsday
"At the movie's core is a mystery that simply isn't even remotely interesting..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"It'd feel a whole lot creepier if it weren't exactly like that haunted videotape flick."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Horror.com
"Even with nothing at stake emotionally, though, he conjures some real scares."
‑ Marc Mohan, Oregonian
"One Missed Call is a mess."
‑ V.A. Musetto, New York Post
"So unoriginal that the movie could almost be a parody of J-horror tropes, yet Miike, for a while at least, stages it with a dread-soaked visual flair that allows you to enjoy being manipulated."
‑ Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"More annoying than answering a wrong number phone call."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There is very little in One Missed Call that we have not seen before. And yet it works."
‑ David Cornelius, eFilmCritic.com
"The film is slow and somber during the windup but pretty scary in the follow-through."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"One Missed Call staggers under the weight of its director's taste for baroque excess."
‑ Dana Stevens, New York Times
"No more than Miike's shot at generating a polished, rote, expertly composed J-horror flick."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"Miike's return to the horror genre is a slicker and less original affair than Audition, but also sharply dissects the J-horror phenomenon even as it scares the hell out of you."
‑ Anton Bitel, Film4
"Miike reins in his anything goes impulses...but still smuggles in his sense of humor and flair for the grotesque, often at the same time."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"One missed opportunity to bring something new to a tired genre."
‑ Edward Havens, FilmJerk.com
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