One Life

critic Reviews

, 90% Certified Fresh Tomatometer Score
  • Held aloft by outstanding work from a tremendous cast, One Life pays heartwarming tribute to a remarkable humanitarian effort.
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    Thelma AdamsAARP Movies for Grownups
    Hanky, please, for the humanitarian the U.K. press dubbed the “British Schindler.”
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    Nell MinowRogerEbert.com
    A less-than-extraordinary film that is nevertheless heartwarming.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    We don’t get many movies of this sort in today’s climate so, although One Life isn’t the best thing to come along thus far in 2024, its arrival is nevertheless welcome.
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    Katie WalshTribune News Service
    “One Life” is a slow burn, slowly establishing Winton’s modest character as a younger and older man, but when it cracks open, it is a deeply moving portrait of true human goodness.
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    Rex ReedObserver
    As we continue to grapple with today’s issues of war, refugee crisis and growing antisemitism, the film’s relevance is so troubling that you cannot fail to be moved by it.
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    Jocelyn NoveckAssociated Press
    The emotional payoff takes a while to arrive, but once it does in the last act of this film, you’ll have a hard time forgetting Hopkins’ face.
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    Neil SoansThe Times of India
    It is a profound tribute to the belief that heroism lies within us all, resonating as a beacon of hope and action in today's times.
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    Hannah BrownJerusalem Post
    Winton’s wartime heroism and its emotional toll on him decades later, told in two time frames. His is an extraordinary story, with a strong payoff and stellar performances by two-time Oscar winner Hopkins and a star-studded supporting cast.
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    Rachel HoExclaim!
    It's a story worth telling and re-telling — and also one worthy of a more comprehensive treatment than One Life.
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    Emiliano BasileEscribiendoCine
    One Life works very well -- an impeccable period reconstruction, an emotional classic narrative, and a vindicating message illuminating the altruism of a man who had everything and chose to risk it all to help others. [Full review in Spanish]
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