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Not One Less Reviews

September 7, 2011
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
February 18, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
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
Despite its deliberate austerity, Not One Less is extraordinarily rich.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
It's an excellent movie for kids, because it is about how amazing children can be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
Small movie, big impact.
Read More | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
The Chinese director Zhang Yimou has a rare gift for dramatizing highly theatrical stories in highly naturalistic settings.