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One Missed Call

By Cynthia Fuchs, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Violent, sloppy Japanese horror remake.

Movie PG-13 2008 87 minutes
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It was not bad for a clean horror film

I’m veeeeeerrrry picky about what movies my kids watch since I have ages that range from older teens to a nine year old and we only have one big screen TV. With that said, I make my older teens keep their choices clean on the family TV. This movie has a few more soft bad words than I prefer, but for a scary movie, I shouldn’t complain. there was no kissing and no romance or flirting, which makes me v happy in a movie. Just a good scary flick, albeit with a bit of a cheesy plot and so-so acting. My older kids say it was lame, but the younger ones and I liked it :)

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (33):

ONE MISSED CALL suffers from predictable characters, over-used conventions of the horror genre, and a plot that never really makes sense. For example, Beth goes through the usual scary movie motions: exploring dark hallways, conducting Internet research, and finally, coming to terms with her emotional baggage. Also, it's a shame that the reality show sequence is cut short, because the satire shows promise (and Wise is always fun to watch).

Movie Details

  • In theaters: January 4, 2008
  • On DVD or streaming: April 21, 2008
  • Cast: Edward Burns, Ray Wise, Shannyn Sossamon
  • Director: Eric Valette
  • Studio: Warner Bros.
  • Genre: Horror
  • Run time: 87 minutes
  • MPAA rating: PG-13
  • MPAA explanation: intense sequences of violence and terror, frightening images, some sexual material and thematic elements.
  • Last updated: April 3, 2023

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