One Hour Photo Reviews

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Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files
August 13, 2014
A film that over the years I've come to appreciate far more than my initial viewing due to the brilliant, unforgettable effort by Robin Williams who gives one of his most haunting performances.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
May 10, 2013
Without Robin Williams, 'One Hour Photo' is just another predictable B movie thriller. He's like that slow train wreck, personified, that people can't seem to take their eyes off.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Emanuel Levy
June 17, 2011
Robin Williams gets a chance to stretch as an actor in this semi-effective thriller.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Intensely scary thriller; not for every teen.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kit Bowen
September 8, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
This is a brilliant, incredibly directed film with excellent performances all around from Nielsen, and Williams who deserves an Oscar nod.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Todd McCarthy
March 27, 2009
This immaculately made first feature from noted musicvid and commercials director Mark Romanek provides Robin Williams with one of his creepiest, atypical roles, and the comic star responds with an unusually restrained performance...
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
August 5, 2007
Robin Williams creates a character who earns our revulsion--and somehow also our sympathy.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
July 14, 2007
Sy is a complete character with a physicality, inner monologue and motivation that we haven't seen from Mr. Williams in a long time. And it's a pleasure to watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Emanuel Levy
December 24, 2006
Robin Williams' good work in contained in an uneven film, whose first half is an intriguing chronicle of urban alienation, but second part deteriorates into a presposterous thriller with a subplot of stalking and revenge--not unlike Fatal Attraction
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic

Time Out
January 26, 2006
It has arresting things to say about how the family photo is used less to record than to project, and how far that projection can be from the truth.
Ron Wells
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
This story begs for a harder focus, the kind of thing Stanley Kubrick was always good at, at least until he got a little too focused. What saves the film is Robin Williams in a very atypical role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
September 30, 2005
This is not the Robin Williams you are used to seeing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Dequina
January 7, 2005
What brings the film to a level beyond is Williams's superb performance and, in turn, Romanek's carefully calibrated direction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
A music video is like espresso: a lot of visual power compressed into five minutes. A movie needs to know something of the rhythms of everyday life, or else the audience get dizzy and exhausted.
| Original Score: B
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)
June 25, 2004
This isn't the Williams of Mrs. Doubtfire or, thank heavens, Jack or What Dreams May Come.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Susan Michals
February 1, 2004
Robin Williams has mastered the essence of the overlooked man. Quite simply, it is a fantastic move for his career.
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 6, 2004
Williams is at his very best ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nick Rogers
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
June 26, 2003
This is the best and boldest performance of Williams' career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jim Shelby
Palo Alto Weekly
May 20, 2003
It's the mark of a good thriller when we never know quite when to relax. This movie has several witty and visually adept sequences which caught me completely off guard, and has me still thinking about them.
| Original Score: 3/4

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