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Based on 8 Reviews
critic reviews (8)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 70
    David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

    An utterly formulaic but sweet movie that does what a crowd-pleaser is meant to do. show more

  • 60

    A fluffy but fun telling of a rags to riches story. show more

  • 60
    Catherine Shoard The Guardian

    The movie is strongest is when it strips away the facts and focuses on the emotional notes. show more

  • 60
    Cath Clarke Time Out London

    The problem with the film is that Potts’s life story has been put through the Hollywood meatgrinder. Awkward details have been changed or erased – they’ve made Potts Welsh (he grew up in Bristol) and eliminated his siblings. show more

  • 40
    Neil Smith Total Film

    Potts does the singing himself, but that doesn’t stop Justin Zackham’s (The Big Wedding) contrived script from sounding bum notes throughout. show more

  • 40
    Tim Robey The Telegraph

    For all the solid efforts of the cast, it’s still one of those biopics with a totally canned story arc and as many head-slapping moments as intentional laughs. show more

  • 70
    Annlee Ellingson Los Angeles Times

    Director David Frankel has crafted a sweet, funny, heartfelt film, and while we may know all along how it all turns out, Paul's signature performance still gives us chills. show more

  • 40
    Scott Foundas Variety

    What keeps One Chance plugging along almost in spite of itself are the warmly engaging performances of Corden and Alexandra Roach. show more

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