One Hour Photo
One Hour Photo (2002)

Funnyman Robin Williams steps out of character in this tense, low-key thriller that marked the feature-film directorial debut of music video veteran Mark Romanek. Semour "Sy" Parrish (Williams) runs the photo processing department… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: August 21, 2002
DVD Release Date: February 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Robin Williams is very effective in this creepy, well-shot thriller.

Todd McCarthy

This immaculately made first feature from noted musicvid and commercials director Mark Romanek provides Robin Williams with one of his creepiest, atypical roles, and the comic star responds with an unusually restrained performance...

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Not entirely satisfying as either a creepfest or a character study.

Alexander Walker
London Evening Standard

One Hour Photo is a very well-made thriller. It shows us Robin Williams extending his acting range into unusual and disturbing material. And as well as causing acute anxiety in its last reels, it delivers a more moral message than most of its kind.

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Time Out

It has arresting things to say about how the family photo is used less to record than to project, and how far that projection can be from the truth.

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Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Romanek's themes are every bit as distinctive as his visuals. Beyond the cleverness, the weirdness and the pristine camerawork, One Hour Photo is a sobering meditation on why we take pictures.

Jeffrey Lyles
Lyles' Movie Files

A film that over the years I've come to appreciate far more than my initial viewing due to the brilliant, unforgettable effort by Robin Williams who gives one of his most haunting performances.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Sy's scary ordinariness is a species of acting stunt. There's no there there.

Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News

Ranks among Willams' best screen work.

James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Without Robin Williams, 'One Hour Photo' is just another predictable B movie thriller. He's like that slow train wreck, personified, that people can't seem to take their eyes off.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I can't believe the relatively low rating - this is a great movie. Probably the best role I have seen Robin Williams in. Very sad movie, especially towards… More
Liam Gadd
With arguably Robin Williams' best performance at the film's core, Mark Romanek's psychological thriller is creepy, riveting and intense… More
Albert Kim
Plastic-y feel to the movie which fits the mood of the movie. Incredible performance by Robin Williams. A movie that disturbs and crawls under your skin.… More
Bethany Murphy
Robin Williams was really creepy but the story wasn't very well written. A little boring at times, but an exceptional performance by the cast. Really had… More
paul oh
Robin williams performs a role that should've deserved more praise. The story is meticulous about an overlooked art and gives us insight into the mind of a… More
Jennifer Xu
Had it not been for the supremely hot Michael Vartan, I would not have finished this drone of a movie at all. Romanek, why do you suck so much at making films?