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One True Thing Reviews

Top Critic
January 26, 2006
The script shifts audience sympathies about quite adroitly, though it's a pity all the men had to be such humbugs.
April 12, 2002
A well-oiled machine manufactured to tap our welled-up ducts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 11, 2001
Even director Carl Franklin...can't prevent One True Thing from descending into chick-movie hell.
February 14, 2001
One True Thing demonstrates that the power of simple things, the transcendent nature of the ordinary, can make for riveting filmmaking.
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
Meryl Streep is an actress of such transcendent skill and sympathy that she regularly elevates her material, taking it up several notches and giving us feelings, insights, feelings and textures the original writer may have just missed expressing.
January 1, 2000
Yes, Meryl Streep is phenomenal again!
Top Critic
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Franklin seems ill-suited to this cast and this material.
January 1, 2000
One True Thing celebrates the very things you don't miss, or even know exist, until they are gone.
January 1, 2000
Streep's performance makes the movie worth seeing.
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
An emotional drama!
Full Review | Original Score: B-
January 1, 2000
Its strong cast and restrained direction lift it above the Kleenex.
January 1, 2000
Streep and Hurt, two of the best gestural actors working, let the showboating tics fly fast and thick.
January 1, 2000
Streep is luminous as the hypermaternal Kate.
January 1, 2000
Sensitively written, fluidly directed and expertly acted!
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Streep shines!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 1, 2000
One True Thing is real enough to be a film you can believe in.