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One True Thing Reviews

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Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Typical Meryl, as Streep Streeps her way through another wintry family crisis movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Streep and Hurt, two of the best gestural actors working, let the showboating tics fly fast and thick.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 11, 2001
Even director Carl Franklin...can't prevent One True Thing from descending into chick-movie hell.
Bruce Feld
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, director Carl Franklin paces the film with a dirge-like rhythm. And its lengthiness is hardly mitigated by William Hurt's lackluster performance.
Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Examiner
January 1, 2000
Streep's work elevates what is otherwise a middling melodrama that's part coming-to-terms-with-your-family story and part 'few-months-to-live' plot.
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Franklin seems ill-suited to this cast and this material.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
It is the craftsmanship that elevates One True Thing above the level of a soaper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Although the plot rarely excels, the actors bring enough to their roles to transform this motion picture into a satisfying weeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Probably won't appeal to teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Rocchi
Netflix
November 7, 2002
As finely wrought a drama as one could ask for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Tom Meek
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
There's a lot of Oscar timber here...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Sensitively written, fluidly directed and expertly acted!
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A lot less black-and-white than it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Carlo Cavagna
AboutFilm.com
January 1, 2000
Pumps new life into the dying-nobly-of-a-horrible-disease genre
Full Review | Original Score: B
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
One True Thing has the most honest, layered and authentic family dynamic of any American movie in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 3, 2002
A heart-affecting film that challenges us to confront some of the myths and meanings we have constructed about our parents.
Susan Granger
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Renee Zellweger, in particular, is captivating; she is irresistible as an actress, while Meryl Streep is luminous, perceptive, and courageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
Streep, Zellweger, and Hurt are outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
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