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October 02, 2008
it was sooooo awsome i loved it especially when the call was coming from inside the house
July 05, 2008
Not the worst I have ever seen. In my opinion, I actually LIKE it.
July 02, 2008
Worst movie I have ever seen. No joke.
June 22, 2008
was good when i was in fifth grade. had fun seeing the movie. but expected more.
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The New York Times
Jake Wade Wall's screenplay does deserve a word of praise. It has managed to incorporate the advent of cellphones, the *69 command and caller ID, which could have easily made the entire story impossible. Full Review
When a Stranger Calls never manages to convey the primal, almost atavistic terror that has earned John Carpenter's movies and the "Scream" franchise their places in the teen horror canon. The most lasting psychological effect of this pulp non-classic will most likely be limited to a deep pathological fear of Architectural Digest. Full Review
New York Daily News
After an hour of red herrings, in which Jill investigates creepy corridors or opens rattling closet doors with no results, the only real danger is that we'll become bored to death. For real thrills, rent the original, turn down the lights and scare yourself silly. Full Review
The Hollywood Reporter
Designed to capitalize on the title and premise of the original but offers little to those who fondly remember it. Full Review
The movie ends with a bizarre and unsatisfying denouement. The epilogue, which is designed either to set up a sequel or lampoon "Halloween 2," plays like a sour last note. I suppose someone thought it was clever, but it doesn't work. Full Review