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Not One Less Reviews

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May 20, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
Not One Less, despite its many strengths, is more tiresome than moving.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
September 9, 2002
A poignant story of poverty and spirit reminiscent of the great Italian neo-realists.
April 3, 2017
The relentlessly small scale of Not One Less is essential to its power.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
February 14, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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
Though it never teeters into sentimentality, Not One Less inspires genuine tears and laughter.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
March 13, 2002
A stubborn girl shows her compassion and true grit in a situation where she must shoulder adult responsibilities.
January 1, 2000
I especially found the performance of Wei Minzhi to be impactful.
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
Despite its deliberate austerity, Not One Less is extraordinarily rich.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Small movie, big impact.
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Zhang has constructed another startling showcase for a woman under siege that stands nicely beside Ju Dou or Shanghai Triad.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
March 24, 2001
A masterpiece of simplicity.
Full Review | Original Score: A
January 1, 2000
In this touching road movie, the journey, not the destination, is the essence. The roads are rocky and rough and the excursion long and slow, but the trip is ever so worthwhile.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
A simple, slice of life tale set in modern-day China from director Yimou Zhang.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 3, 2005
| Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
Not One Less has the same documentary-type style, and goes a step further by filling the cast with people who have never acted before. This lends authenticity to the film, which benefits greatly from the natural-born charm of its performers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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