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DVD Reviews: One Hour Photo (Rental)

The Final Say!

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Reviewed by Tory Favro
Review Date: 28 April 2003
Distributed by:
20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Running Time: 92 Minutes

Oh my god, how creepy! Robin Williams is back folks and I think this would have to be the nastiest piece of work that I have seen in a movie for some time. Sly Parrish (Williams) works at your one hour photo booth and the local supermarket. He's good at his job and remembers you as long time customers. Over the years, he's built a certain rapport with you and your family. You feel like you know him. He's making doubles of your photos for himself.

The starkness of this movie and it's intensely clean whites really serve to up the ante of overall uneasiness that William's character magnifies when on the screen. He's quiet and intense and you just know that there is a time bomb ticking away inside that head of his waiting to go off.

I guess the main reason this movie hits such a note, other than the sheer strength of the performance by Robin Williams, is that this is something that is not too far removed from reality. Take the situation and examine it; what would it take for a man on the edge to be tipped over it? Absolutely compelling viewing.

I loved the look and sound of this DVD. As far as I was concerned it looked and sounded perfect. There was one area of the movie inside the photo lab that there was a slight ripple but that was only visible for a short period of time. Surround works excellently and the soundtrack skillfully utilises all channels, adding to the sense of dread and foreboding that is ever so present throughout.

My recommendation: If you want to be freaked out, get out there and hire this chillingly compelling film immediately.

One Hour Photo (Rental) Features

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