One Hour Photo Synopsis
A lonely technician becomes obsessed with a suburban family.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Williams triumphs by exceeding both in sheer actor's craft - and the depths he plumbs in his character's tortured soul.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Watching the film, I thought of Michael Powell's great 1960 British thriller "Peeping Tom," which was about a photographer who killed his...
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83

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
In One Hour Photo, Williams is a snapshot of human complexity worth framing.
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80

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Williams gives a performance that is riveting in its recessiveness and, as a consequence, truly, deeply scary.
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75

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Unlike Patch Adams, Sy is not lovable. But you wind up feeling for him, much as you feel for Sy's pet hamster on that endless wheel.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The movie isn't as deep as it pretends to be, but it does have several nicely unexpected twists going for it. And it has Williams -...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It is a rare performance when one of the world's most recognizable stars can disappear completely into a character on the screen.
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60

Wall Street Journal

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It lacks the redeeming warmth of a character the audience can identify with. But longtime fans of Mr. Williams will enjoy it as an example...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The thinking part of this thriller needs work. It's not nearly as intelligent, thoughtful or penetrating as it promises to be.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Thriller fans might remember a terrific 1987 B flick called ''The Stepfather.'' One Hour Photo is that film, directed by an art student.
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One Hour Photo

By Doomspark
Terrific movie! This is Robin Williams as you've never seen him before: a sad, lonely, man who becomes obsessed with one of his customers. Obsession descends into madness. This one made my DVD...

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By jodyandcobee
try not to think twice...

Hmmm

By skittlesjules
A bit borring and I don't think R.W. is as good serious, at least not in this one....

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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Intensely scary thriller; not for every teen.
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