When a Stranger Calls

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While babysitting, a high school student is terrorized by a stranger who calls her, asking 'have you checked the children lately?' The police eventually notify her, the calls are coming from inside the house.
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Jam! Movies
No plot, no originality, no stars -- and no reason for you to go and see this crap.
May 27, 2006
New York Times
The film is not quite suspense-free, but almost. When finding a dead body underwater isn't scary, something is very wrong.
February 18, 2006
Cinema Crazed
It's a safe dumb film for safe dumb audiences.
April 29, 2009
Toronto Star
If there's a single dead-wrong instinct in this movie that isn't pursued with the blind determination of an amorous terrier during high-scent season, darned if I can remember it.
February 11, 2006
Reel Film Reviews
...just as needless a remake as one might've expected.
May 27, 2006
ColeSmithey.com
Amateurish direction by Simon West ("Laura Croft: Tomb Raider") contributes to the utter failure of this pathetic update of the original film of the same title.
April 20, 2009
Independent (UK)
I can't help feeling that this updating could have been a little more imaginative -- the only wrinkle on the basic plot is that it uses mobile phones.
May 13, 2006
BBC.com
You know a horror movie's in trouble when the fake scares outweigh the real ones.
May 16, 2006
ReelViews
A production that never comes close to realizing its potential to tweak the viewer's primal fears.
February 11, 2006
Time Out
If you've seen either Black Christmas or Halloween, there's nothing new here: the hyped-up score keeps telling us we ought to be scared, but the suspense feels mechanical and fake.
June 24, 2006
AV Club
The original should have been a short film; the new version shouldn't exist at all.
February 16, 2006
Village Voice
This version is a thin, protracted study in shifting Hollywood strategies.
February 13, 2006