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One Hour Photo Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
September 12, 2002
Not entirely satisfying as either a creepfest or a character study.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Manohla Dargis
Los Angeles Times
August 23, 2002
It sounds like another clever if pointless excursion into the abyss, and that's more or less how it plays out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rebecca Murray
December 17, 2002
One Hour Photo is one of those films that springs from an interesting, original premise and then doesn't know what to do with itself once it's halfway complete.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 21, 2002
It comes only three months after Insomnia, a much better thriller where Williams played a much creepier villain
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeremiah Kipp
Matinee Magazine
May 24, 2002
No matter how creatively saturated in color One Hour Photo is, the craft exists to play up lurid sensationalism and middle-class home invasion jitters.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Arthur Lazere
August 20, 2002
Lacking [intellectual interest] and lacking the thrills, "One Hour Photo" is more like an underexposed snapshot.
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 29, 2002
the film never rises above a conventional, two dimension tale
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jeremy Heilman
September 1, 2002
If in this generally lousy genre Seven rates as opera, then One Hour Photo must rank somewhere between elevator music and white noise.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
August 30, 2002
There are weird resonances between actor and role here, and they're not exactly flattering.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
September 9, 2002
A suspense film that attempts to make some statement about middle America, without ever really visiting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John A. Nesbit
Old School Reviews
May 13, 2010
this film shows that Williams can slither into the blacks and grays of the psyche
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Shawn Levy
August 30, 2002
Ultimately well-made but only intermittently gripping.
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Mike D'Angelo
Time Out
August 19, 2002
Sy is so deeply disturbed that, paradoxically, he isn't very disturbing.
Full Review | Original Score: 49/100
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
April 5, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
Andrea Chase
Killer Movie Reviews
August 21, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...Veers back and forth between pointless and preposterous, with a pace so slow it's like watching film develop.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Blake Davis
KFOR Channel 4 News
January 16, 2003
The director, Mark Romanek, aims for Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, and doesn't even hit the guilty highs of The Hand That Rocks the Cradle.
Jean Lowerison
San Diego Metropolitan
October 21, 2002
It tries (at a much too leisurely pace) to build dramatic tension, managing only to feel draggy.
Geoffrey Kleinman
August 17, 2002
One Hour Photo may be better suited for the 24 hour rental than an evening at the movie theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Ben Kenigsberg
East Hampton Independent
September 24, 2002
Romanek pointlessly tries to justify Sy's behavior: we're supposed to believe that Sy is only crazy because he had an unhappy childhood.
Full Review
November 14, 2002

The Straits Times (Singapore)
December 23, 2002

Sight and Sound
June 18, 2012
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