Sunday, November 13, 2005

One Missed Call (2005)

Slow down, Miike. Commercially "acceptable" Xerox of Ringu/Ju-On has a number of perverse touches a la Miike, and the director at least transcends his ostensible influences through the undeniable force of his artistry and his expert building of tension. At the end of the day, though, it's still no better than a Ringu ripoff, so who the fuck really cares and all that. (I've read defenses of the film that claim it's intended as a satire of said genre, but I think that's being overly charitable.) Also, no movie in which the heroine escapes annihilation from a malicious ghost by hugging it and crying with it deserves any more than the below grade.

Grade: C+


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