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One is the dramatic story of two young men whose friendship deteriorates as their lives take different directions. Following his release from prison, Charlie moves in with his best friend, Nick, a once promising baseball player, whose career was unexpectedly cut short when he assaulted his manager. As Charlie discovers his inherent self-worth by committing to a job, college and even love, Nick descends on a path that leads to frustration and failure.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"So tautly, engrossingly and convincingly told that it doesn't need much dialogue."
‑ Jay Carr, Boston Globe
"Screenplay also telegraphs the fates of both characters from very early on, a decision that sucks out a great deal of potential suspense and drama."
‑ David Luty, Film Journal International
"Goes too far in the direction of reticence, deliberately dampening the emotional resonance of the story so persistently that the characters become opaque and the narrative overly flat and matter-of-fact, even at the most wrenching moments."
‑ Frank Swietek, One Guy's Opinion
"A moving and elegantly delivered drama about the waning of a friendship."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"Serious and uncompromising filmmaking in the best sense of the words."
‑ Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times
"This flick has all the trimmings of a fourth-year film school final project and just isn't ready for the big screen."
‑ Robert Strohmeyer,
"An affecting tale of friendship and failure."
‑ , E! Online
"An effective, but self-conscious, exercise in contemporary neo-realism."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"One has some interesting scenes, but not enough to recommend it to most audiences."
‑ John A. Nesbit,
"Even with such a mega-subdued story, One is still strangely watchable."
‑ Scott Renshaw, Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
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