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Tony Barbieri made his directorial debut with this psychological drama about two old friends. Garbage collector Nick (Kane Picoy) once had a promising baseball career until he hit his manager. Now he lives in a building owned by his father (Paul Herman), who can't forgive his son's failure. Nick drives to the state penitentiary where he picks up longtime pal Charlie (Jason Cairns), imprisoned on manslaughter charges for helping his grandfather take his life. Charlie's parole requires community service, so he delivers medical supplies to disabled children. His parole officer… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

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"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, Filmcritic.com
"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, ToxicUniverse.com
"Even with such a mega-subdued story, One is still strangely watchable."
‑ Scott Renshaw, Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
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