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One on One

2014

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  • Narratively, “One on One” is neither propulsive nor titillating enough to lure in the crossover genre crowd; formally, moreover, it’s not half as arresting a statement as the dialogue-free “Moebius.” Indeed, a return to wordless storytelling (also carried off with aplomb by Kim in “3-Iron”) may be in order after “One on One,” which wields dialogue as blunt and heavy as the instruments used to exert grievous, and copious, bodily harm onscreen...

  • The trouble with One on One is that rather than being an innovative work, it ends up functioning purely as an exercise for its director... Perhaps the worst irony, though—and I’m really tempted now to think this is his motive for making this film in the first place—is that Kim claims a citation of real life for a work that so extremely conforms to old-fashioned and hegemonic narrative conventions.

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