Movie Review: One Hour Photo

I had heard good things about Robin William’s performance in this suspenseful drama. He was very believable as a photo lab employee at a pseudonymed Wal-Mart. He plays a disturbed and rather scary man in this role that allows him to display his versatility as an actor. The plot is somewhat engaging as you try to figure out how far he is going to go as a stalker obsessed with a family whose snapshots he develops. Unfortunately, the end is anticlimactic; worthy of a made for TV movie (or an episode of law and order) with Williams giving a cathartic, explain-it-all speech that leaves nothing to figure out on your own. I give it 3 stars (out of 5).
Rated R, available on DVD.

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