Overall Rank: 5378
Average Rating: 2.6/4
# of Ratings: 170
Theatrical Release Date: 08/21/2002
Genre: Drama, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Director: Mark Romanek
Actors: Robin Williams, Connie Nielsen, Dylan Smith, Erin Daniels, Michael Vartan, Paul H. Kim
Plot: A lonely photo developer obsesses over a family he has developed pictures for over the years until his fantasy world and reality collide.
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Logan D. McCoy - wrote on 06/22/2023
Believe it or not, I think this was one of Robin Williams' best roles. An engrossing psychodrama on human isolation that only gets more and more unsettling as it goes on.
Matthew Brady - wrote on 08/06/2022
"And if these pictures have anything important to say to future generations, it's this: I was here. I existed. I was young, I was happy, and someone cared enough about me in this world to take my picture." It's crazy to imagine how one of the funniest men that had ever lived could have the coldest face. Robin Williams knows how to play creepy well. Director Mark Romanek delivers a chilling thriller that's wonderfully shot with such precision that Sy himself would be pleased.
Camper - wrote on 08/06/2014
Very few movies have made me hurt in the way that One Hour Photo did. Robin Williams' performance was brilliant; he completely captured the characteristics of the sick, the obsessive and the lonely.
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preston - wrote on 06/10/2016
Ok, ok-everyone believes that Robin Williams can play the creepy-stalker type. Anyone who paid the $8 to see Christopher Nolan’s Insomnia can attest to that. My problem is this: why can’t he pick better movies in which to play the creepy stalker guy? 1-Hr Photo was the movie I had anticipated as the end of the late summer/early fall drought of lifeless movies. Unfortunately this film provided no such relief. The trailers for Photo (released by Fox’s Searchlight division) depicted a lonely man, longing for a family of his own, who is pushed to the edge by divorce, and a demanding boss (played by Gary Cole of Office Space). This is the basic premise, but there is no edge. You never really feel sorry for Robin William’s character, and that’s the key to making this movie …
Yojimbo - wrote on 06/25/2012
A socially disfunctional photo technician develops a fixation on a "perfect" family who's idyllic existence is presented to him in the series of picture-postcard snapshots they bring in to develop. I must admit I approached this film not expecting much, mainly because of the "R" word. But I was very pleasantly surprised. The presentation of the story from the stalker's point of view gives the story a fresh twist, as you can actually have some sympathy for the character rather than his being stereotypically demonised. It's also very stylishly directed with particularly nice use of primary colours and the performances are all strong, particularly (and it pains me to admit it) Robin Williams. An intelligent and perceptive psychological thriller with a Hitchcockesque voyeuristic spin.
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