One Chance Synopsis
Paul Potts becomes a singing sensation after appearing on the TV show "Britain's Got Talent."
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RogerEbert.com

By Christy Lemire
You’d have to be totally cynical, with a heart of stone and ice water in your veins, not to be even the slightest bit charmed by One...
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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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70

Los Angeles Times

By Annlee Ellingson
Director David Frankel has crafted a sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature...
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63

Slant Magazine

By R. Kurt Osenlund
David Frankel crams his story with predictable developments, yet he matches his subject in spirit, pushing something into the spotlight...
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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

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A fluffy but fun telling of a rags to riches story.
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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...
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50

Village Voice

By Chris Packham
The film shoehorns Potts's life story into a familiar underdog template, populating the world with near-mythological threshold guardians...
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50

New York Post

By Sara Stewart
Sweet and funny — largely thanks to James Corden in the lead role — it’s never particularly surprising.
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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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By mikemattivi
Brokeback Mountain is a fantasy team for the ages defying all odds one victory at a time....

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Rated PG-13 | For for sexual material and some language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 12+ Sweet, sentimental biopic of British talent show winner.
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