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Mark Dujsik
09-28-2002, 11:34 PM
"What makes One Hour Photo equally sad and creepy is that at some point we all have known or at present do know someone like its antihero. There are sad and lonely people like Sy Parrish, and by the end of One Hour Photo you’ll either want to give them all a big hug or tell everyone you love and care about to stay as far away from them as possible. Sy is a character as memorable as Norman Bates but without the psychotic tendencies (Sy’s are more sociopathic by definition), but the film is not a clear thriller like Psycho. This is a character study first and foremost, and writer/director Mark Romanek and Robin Williams manage to get under this character’s skin and into his mind. The film builds and builds without anything particularly important or devastating happening—at least not to us "normal" folks—but because the film has such a clear understand of Sy and allows the audience into his world so completely, we know only bad things can come of the relatively mundane chain of events."

Mark's full review (http://mark-reviews-movies.tripod.com/reviews/O/onehourphoto.htm)