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One True Thing Reviews

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January 1, 2000
Franklin seems ill-suited to this cast and this material.
January 1, 2000
It is the craftsmanship that elevates One True Thing above the level of a soaper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Its strong cast and restrained direction lift it above the Kleenex.
January 1, 2000
The film rests firmly on the shoulders of Streep and, to a lesser degree, Zellweger. Their performances, and Carl Franklin's understated direction keep the tears and life-affirming revelations from congealing into chicken shmaltz for the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
January 1, 2000
Zellweger gives a rich performance!
January 1, 2000
An emotional drama!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Streep's performance mesmerizes, but it is Zellweger's engrossing portrayal as the selfish daughter that sells her as a serious Hollywood actress.
January 1, 2000
A lot less black-and-white than it could have been.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
January 1, 2000
Pumps new life into the dying-nobly-of-a-horrible-disease genre
Full Review | Original Score: B
January 1, 2000
It's a sad film that deals with tragic events. But the appeals to emotion are wholly honest and not the least bit crude.
Read More | Original Score: 84/100
January 1, 2000
Streep and Hurt, two of the best gestural actors working, let the showboating tics fly fast and thick.
January 1, 2000
The one true thing to remember about this film is how worthwhile it is.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
January 1, 2000
Poignant, heartfelt and moving...
January 1, 2000
We're here for the acting, and we get it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
January 1, 2000
In a time when most movie families are hopelessly dysfunctional, it is refreshing to see one that doesn't quite fit the mold.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
January 1, 2000
Franklin is a rare, undeniable talent whose special abilities again shine through.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
The actors are all phenomenally affecting, and Carl Franklin's direction and Declan Quinn's camerawork make the most of the little moments that pass between people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 1, 2000
Streep is luminous as the hypermaternal Kate.
January 1, 2000
Streep manages to transcend the material and outshine her other fellow cast members to such a degree that you wish they and the material were at least as good as she is.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Typical Meryl, as Streep Streeps her way through another wintry family crisis movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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