Robin Williams delivers his "finest hour" (USA Today) in "one of the eeriest, most absorbing, effective thrillers in years" (NBC-TV). Sy "the photo guy" Parrish (Williams) has lovingly, painstakingly developed photographs for the Yorkin family since their son was a baby. But as Yorkins' lives become fuller, Sy's only seems lonelier, until he eventually convinces himself he's part of their family. When "Uncle Sy's" picture-perfect fantasy collides with an ugly dose of reality, what happens next "has the spine-tingling elements of the best psychological crime thrillers!" (The New York Observer)
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This immaculately made first feature from noted musicvid and commercials director Mark Romanek provides Robin Williams with one of his creepiest, atypical roles, and the comic star responds with an unusually restrained performance...
It has arresting things to say about how the family photo is used less to record than to project, and how far that projection can be from the truth.
Romanek's themes are every bit as distinctive as his visuals. Beyond the cleverness, the weirdness and the pristine camerawork, One Hour Photo is a sobering meditation on why we take pictures.
Ranks among Willams' best screen work.
Williams's exacting performance -- not a note of it is unconsidered -- makes us feel more for Sy than we'd like to.
It begins by scaring you to death by evoking a monster, and by the end it has seduced you into caring for him.
An impressive debut ... rich with detail and cool-blue style.