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One Second (2020)



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All Critics (21) | Top Critics (5)

While there are a handful of touching images during the film's home stretch, "One Second" never betrays that ambivalence for the sake of easy tears or a pat message.

September 23, 2021 | Rating: B | Full Review…

Despite censorship, Zhang Yimou's tale of the power of cinema has a gorgeous eye, a droll sense of humor and a big, full celluloid heart.

September 19, 2021 | Full Review…

Whatever the behind-the-scenes obtuseness, the result remains a clear-eyed but loving tribute to film, just as Zhang always intended.

September 19, 2021 | Full Review…

One Second is as much a tribute to the struggles of a man whose life has stolen from him as it is to a bygone way of looking at movies.

September 18, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Billed by the director as his tribute to cinema, One Second is affectionate and sweet...

September 12, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

A beautifully photographed gem that is both a touching ode to cinema and a caustic backhander to Communism...One Second easily ranks as one of Zhang Yimou's most humane and touching films.

December 16, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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