Give Robin Williams an Oscar already! Even though he plays the antagonist here, he eats up nearly all the screen time and does a great job doing it. We sit and watch in growing horror as this man's unhealthy fixation escalates, as he grows bolder and bolder in his obsessive activities. Still, what makes this character so vivid is that, although he is terrifying and obviously a wee bit psychotic, we cannot help feeling sorry for him. Williams does a terrific job showing us both sides of the coin. This movie is about Sy, not the Yorkin family. They are merely a prop used to demonstrate his dementia (although Connie Nielsen is quite the attractive prop) There are a couple of twists and turns in the story, keeping us wondering just what is going to happen next. My only complaint, one that resulted in this movie getting a generous 8 instead of the 9 or 10 that it would have deserved otherwise, is the fact that it starts with the ending. Sometimes this works well, but in this case, it did nothing but set false expectations that could only be disappointing. We are misled to expect something to happen at the end and what we get instead is purely disappointing. I would have much prefered the same ending had the movie not begun with it, although I will say that it does add a lot more believability to Williams's character. I enjoyed One Hour Photo, but I would not expect everybody to.
|8/10||newscott13@ - 400 reviews|
16.9.2002 - age: 26-35
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