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Not One Less Reviews

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January 3, 2010
That these non-actors are able to so convincingly bring this highly emotional fictional story to life is the true mark of a master filmmaker at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2007
no one makes more beautiful films than Zhang Yimou. No one captures the intrinsic character of the Chinese people more indelibly as well
Full Review | Original Score: B
September 9, 2002
A poignant story of poverty and spirit reminiscent of the great Italian neo-realists.
July 24, 2002
Not One Less touches the heart in so many subtle ways.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 5, 2002
As charming as it is important, Not One Less has all the elements of a great drama: inspiring performances, the ability to make one laugh and cry and a subject matter worthy of further contemplation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 3, 2002
An empowering film for children, showing them at their most capable, working through problems and finding innovative solutions to overcome what seems like an insurmountable obstacle.
Full Review | Original Score: B
March 22, 2002
This thematic 'lesson' is served up with non-didactic grace complemented by tiny bursts of humour.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 13, 2002
A stubborn girl shows her compassion and true grit in a situation where she must shoulder adult responsibilities.
September 18, 2001
The best film released in America so far this year.
March 24, 2001
A masterpiece of simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
Despite its deliberate austerity, Not One Less is extraordinarily rich.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
This film may seem slow, and its concerns distant to many American viewers. But Not One Less is a movie whose humanity is irresistibly, even joyfully, accessible.
January 1, 2000
For Chinese viewers, this film will play as a human drama. For Western viewers, there's almost equal interest at the edges of the screen, in the background, in the locations and incidental details that show daily life in today's China.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Not One Less is a multi-layered story. It has a strong investment in culture and politics, but it is also a delightful story.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
The film is low-key and strikingly real. Rarely is there a moment that seems acted.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
January 1, 2000
With Not One Less, Zhang Yimou has fashioned what feels like an uncannily accurate portrait of a culture where Communist ideology has vanished like a brief dream, as traditional community values clash with the burgeoning cult of money.
January 1, 2000
Filmgoers get an eye-opening look at the value placed on education in another culture, even in a poor, dusty village where crumbling chalk can be a catastrophe.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
In many ways, Not One Less resembles the socialist-realist dramas of the early Communist regimes. But Zhang has something smarter and more amusing up his sleeve.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 1, 2000
This alternately sad-funny film sneaks up on you. Its ability to grab us is surprising because it does so little, because it's so spare -- so unadorned and unpretentious.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
Small movie, big impact.
Read More | Original Score: A-
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