Not One Less - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Not One Less Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
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
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
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

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
July 24, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: B+

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 25, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
September 9, 2002
A poignant story of poverty and spirit reminiscent of the great Italian neo-realists.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
July 24, 2002
Not One Less touches the heart in so many subtle ways.
| Original Score: 4/5
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
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
Paula Nechak
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
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
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 13, 2002
A stubborn girl shows her compassion and true grit in a situation where she must shoulder adult responsibilities.
Tom Block
culturevulture.net
September 18, 2001
The best film released in America so far this year.
Chuck Rudolph
Matinee Magazine
March 24, 2001
A masterpiece of simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Entertainment Weekly
February 18, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 1, 2000
I especially found the performance of Wei Minzhi to be impactful.
Full Review | Original Score: B

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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Deborah Young
Variety
June 17, 2008
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Andrew Sarris
New York Observer
April 27, 2007
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005
Philip Kemp
Sight and Sound
December 2, 2002
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
June 20, 2002
Mark Freeman
Critical Eye
February 14, 2001
Louis Proyect
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Stuart Klawans
The Nation
January 1, 2000
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
January 1, 2000
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