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One Missed Call

I won't even dignify that question with a response.

One Missed Call was released in theatres on 1/4/08 and then on DVD and Blu-ray on 4/22/08.

The other day, on a short break at work, one of my managers and I were trying to come up with what we thought were the worst movies and then look on to see how "rotten" it actually was. I think The Perfect Man (Hillary Duff, Heather Locklear) 5%, 88 Minutes (Al Pacino) 6%, and Elektra (Jennifer Garner) 9% were the worst ones we came up with. You see above where I wrote the release date for One Missed Call? I didn't remember that off the top of my head... I went to to find it out. Turns out that One Missed Call?... 0%. ZERO!!! 67 news sources reviewed this movie and not one of them had something nice to say about it. Instead of trying to come up with my own witty remarks, I thought I'd share some of theirs...

"It’s hard to know what’s scarier—the fact that Asia keeps producing these movies, or that Hollywood keeps on remaking them." - Time Out New York

"The temptation exists to call the movie one missed opportunity, but honestly, I don't think anyone involved in this mess ever seriously tried to make something good." - Aisle Seat

"A brow-furrowing blend of child abuse and adult trauma, Andrew Klavan’s screenplay sacrifices coherence for atmosphere at every turn." - New York Times

"The best part of the movie is the fact that, at a running time of an hour and a half, it's mercifully short." - Toronto Star

"I staunchly refuse to be afraid of my cell phone, or at least if I'm going to be afraid of it, I need better reasons than the ones given in this." -

"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." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"This is nothing less than bottom-of-the-barrel junk." - Reel Film Reviews

... and there you have it. Not only did the critics think it was bad, but the studio execs clearly knew it was shit because they released it on January 4th. People are just getting back to work and school and the ones who are going to the movies are either catching up on Award season films or dropping their kids off at the theatre so that they can go wait on line to return the crap they got for Christmas.

This movie isn't even worth a rental, so stay away at all costs.

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