One Way (2022) – Movie Reviews


One Way is a thriller film directed by Andre Bairdfeaturing Travis Fimmel, Drea de Matteo and Kevin Bacon.

Premise

Freddy escapes with a bag full of cash and cocaine. He’s hurt and he’s running out of time. His situation is desperate and they are after him.

One Way (2022)

Intense from the get-go, One Way is a dark, high-tension thriller that intends to give its kicks fast-paced cutscenes, hyperactive cellphone dialogue, and a seedy setting. Fast, dark and obnoxious, just as the creators intended.

The ambience is well crafted, with the camerawork and cinematography being the strong points of the film. With excellent frames, effective close-ups and soft lighting, the mood is set. Both of these aspects do too well to convey the sheer stress the protagonist experiences while on the run from the mob boss.

It counts with a set of good actors who have had the courage to play their respective roles with credibility. Their performances are undeniably good, like the characters in the story or not. Of course, Kevin Bacon impresses once again, this time playing the psychopathic mob boss, who knows how to intimidate just by the tone of his voice.

If you fancy a high-tension thriller, this might be the movie for you. This film is powerful, thanks to its technical and interpretative quality.

Our opinion

Whether you like the film or not, there’s no denying that it’s well produced, and that the performances are exceptional. It’s intense and fast-paced, sometimes dizzying, so if you’re just looking to relax, this might not be the option.

Other reviews

Baker steps up here, giving a fairly cohesive performance, but unfortunately this thriller can’t satisfactorily balance its disparate plot elements and doesn’t generate much suspense.

Jeffrey M. Anderson: Common Sense Media

Baker, with his skinny frame and seedy features, can actually act, though he’s constantly overshadowed by the young Reid, as the strongest performer and the one with the most interesting character history here.

Leslie Felperin: The Guardian

Release date

September 2, 2022 (US)

Where to watch One Way

In theaters

Cast

Machine Gun Kelly/Freddy

Storm Reid/Rachel

Drea de Matteo / Vic

Travis Fimmel / Will

Luis Da Silva Jr. / JJ

Meagan HolderChristine

Kevin Bacon / Fred Sr.

Rhys Coiro / Coco

Kendall Dugan / Hailey

Danny Bohnen / Oleg

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One way

One way

Movie title: One way

Description of the movie: Freddy escapes with a bag full of cash and cocaine. He’s hurt and he’s running out of time. His situation is desperate.

Date published: September 2, 2022

Country: United States

Duration: 98 minutes

Author: Pierre Finch

Director(s): Andre Baird

Actors): Travis Fimmel, Drea de Matteo, Kevin Bacon, Machine Gun Kelly, Storm Reid, Rhys Coiro, Meagan Holder, Luis Da Silva Jr.

Gender: Thriller

Our opinion

Intense from the get-go, One Way is a dark, high-tension thriller that intends to give its kicks fast-paced cutscenes, hyperactive cellphone dialogue, and a grimy setting. Fast, dark and obnoxious, just as the creators intended.

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