70

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
An utterly formulaic but sweet movie that does what a crowd-pleaser is meant to do.
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60

Time Out London

By Cath Clarke
The problem with the film is that Potts’s life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder. Awkward details have been changed or erased – they’ve made Potts Welsh (he grew up in Bristol) and eliminated his siblings.
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60

The Guardian

By Catherine Shoard
The movie is strongest is when it strips away the facts and focuses on the emotional notes.
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60

Empire

A fluffy but fun telling of a rags to riches story.
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40

The Telegraph

By Tim Robey
For all the solid efforts of the cast, it’s still one of those biopics with a totally canned story arc and as many head-slapping moments as intentional laughs.
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40

Total Film

By Neil Smith
Potts does the singing himself, but that doesn’t stop Justin Zackham’s (The Big Wedding) contrived script from sounding bum notes throughout.
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40

Variety

By Scott Foundas
What keeps One Chance plugging along almost in spite of itself are the warmly engaging performances of Corden and Alexandra Roach.
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48 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.