One Missed Call
One Missed Call (2003)

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… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: November 3, 2003
DVD Release Date: September 13, 2005
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Critic Score: 42% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ron Stringer
L.A. Weekly

A prolonged, maddening, predictable -- yet curiously pleasurable -- descent into incomprehensibility.

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Jan Stuart

There is something uniquely delicious in what the film says about the desperation of some cell users.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

At the movie's core is a mystery that simply isn't even remotely interesting...

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V.A. Musetto
New York Post

One Missed Call is a mess.

Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More annoying than answering a wrong number phone call.

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Dana Stevens
New York Times

One Missed Call staggers under the weight of its director's taste for baroque excess.

Michael Atkinson
Village Voice

No more than Miike's shot at generating a polished, rote, expertly composed J-horror flick.

Anton Bitel

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
Good horror, some really scary things in here. Definitely craps over the American remake. Ending was a bit open to own interpretation.
Keiko Aya
Wouldn't say I ever liked this that much though somewhat scary just really boring and we have seen it all before. To me this is just another hunted house… More
Jonathan Hutchings
The first act of One Missed Call is masterful, with Miike utilizing his most clever devices since Ichii, but the film is ultimately undone by weighty exposition… More
Greg S
Yumi's friends begin receiving phone calls from their own numbers with a date in the future, and they wind up dead on that date; she fears she too is on… More
Ariuza koraw
The idea of this is very similar to the grudge or just to another horror film that was already made at the time but I must put One Missed Call as something… More
Gordon Anderson
Worthy (just) addition to the J-horror canon which doesn't stray far from the conventions but has enough chills and a coherent narrative.

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