One True Thing - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

One True Thing Reviews

Page 1 of 4
January 1, 2000
Typical Meryl, as Streep Streeps her way through another wintry family crisis movie.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
January 1, 2000
Streep and Hurt, two of the best gestural actors working, let the showboating tics fly fast and thick.
May 11, 2001
Even director Carl Franklin...can't prevent One True Thing from descending into chick-movie hell.
January 1, 2000
Unfortunately, director Carl Franklin paces the film with a dirge-like rhythm. And its lengthiness is hardly mitigated by William Hurt's lackluster performance.
January 1, 2000
Streep's work elevates what is otherwise a middling melodrama that's part coming-to-terms-with-your-family story and part 'few-months-to-live' plot.
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
Although the plot rarely excels, the actors bring enough to their roles to transform this motion picture into a satisfying weeper.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
December 26, 2010
Probably won't appeal to teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
November 7, 2002
As finely wrought a drama as one could ask for.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 6, 2005
There's a lot of Oscar timber here...
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
Sensitively written, fluidly directed and expertly acted!
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
One True Thing has the most honest, layered and authentic family dynamic of any American movie in recent memory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 3, 2002
A heart-affecting film that challenges us to confront some of the myths and meanings we have constructed about our parents.
January 1, 2000
Renee Zellweger, in particular, is captivating; she is irresistible as an actress, while Meryl Streep is luminous, perceptive, and courageous.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
April 9, 2005
Streep, Zellweger, and Hurt are outstanding.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Page 1 of 4