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Once In The Life Reviews

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Billy's meltdown provides a real-time reality check, but for most of the time we're waiting for the payoff, and when it comes, I'm afraid, it's not very satisfying.

Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2/4

January 1, 2000
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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Serves only to demonstrate that Fishburne, a talented, inventive actor, is, unfortunately, not ready to write and direct motion pictures.

January 1, 2000
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

It reeks of staged theater: three men in one room talking endlessly.

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

August 16, 2002
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer

The pingpong repetition of dialogue is more precious than poetic and heavy silences and actorly asides draw out a slim story that packs few dramatic surprises.

Full Review Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer | Original Score: 6/10

January 1, 2000
A.O. Scott
New York Times
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Without a coherent story to hold our attention, the mood of somber, lower-depths desperation soon becomes monotonous.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Michael Atkinson
Village Voice
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While the line-readings are often dead-on, Fishburne's movie suffers from the usual one-room claustrophobia and Mametian repetitions.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

January 1, 2000
Robert Koehler
Variety
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Despite numerous cutaways to juice things up, a movie that once moved becomes static and verbal in the stretch.

Full Review Source: Variety

January 1, 2000
Gene Seymour
Newsday
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In opening up his play for a filmed version, Once in the Life, Fishburne may have only succeeded in magnifying the flaws of his original.

Full Review Source: Newsday

January 1, 2000
Sean O'Connell
Citysearch

The script bogs itself down in reminiscing passages that steal Life's soul.

Full Review Source: Citysearch

January 1, 2000
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 52/100

April 9, 2001
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

Never loses its identity as a work meant strictly for the stage.

Full Review Source: Compuserve | Original Score: 7/10

January 1, 2000
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times

Strictly for die-hard Fishburne fans, and even they might be getting awfully fidgety by the end.

January 1, 2000
Henry Cabot Beck
Film.com
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The film doesn't have a lot to offer that hasn't been done better -- and worse -- in hundreds of ghetto-sink shoot-em.

January 1, 2000
Ken Fox
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The good news is that Fishburne also stars, and has recruited a talented group of actors to flesh out the cast; the bad news is that no one seems to have been on hand to help out with the rest of film.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2/5

January 1, 2000
Dave White
IFilm

Not embarrassing, just not all that interesting, either.

Full Review Source: IFilm

January 1, 2000
Gary Dowell
Dallas Morning News
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A hit-and-miss effort.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News

January 1, 2000
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Needlessly convoluted storytelling, talkiness and misplaced narrative emphasis.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle

January 1, 2000
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

July 17, 2005
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
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Fishburne is able to create such an effective balance between humor and anxiety that the movie survives its familiarities of character and language.

January 1, 2000
Lou Lumenick
New York Post
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Would easily qualify for an Oscar nomination if it were in a movie that was a bit less like canned theater and more cinematic.

January 1, 2000

Movieline
April 16, 2001

Boxoffice Magazine
June 5, 2002

Time Out
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January 26, 2006
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