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Not One Less

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Zhang Yimou

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Plot Summary

In the village, she was the teacher. In the city, she discovered how much she had to learn.


Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 43
  • Fresh: 41
  • Rotten: 2
  • Average Rating: 7.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Despite its deliberate austerity, Not One Less is extraordinarily rich. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: This film may seem slow, and its concerns distant to many American viewers. But Not One Less is a movie whose humanity is irresistibly, even joyfully, accessible. – Andrew O'Hehir,, Jul 7, 2010

Fresh: With Not One Less, Zhang Yimou has fashioned what feels like an uncannily accurate portrait of a culture where Communist ideology has vanished like a brief dream, as traditional community values clash with the burgeoning cult of money. – Leslie Camhi, Village Voice, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: The Chinese director Zhang Yimou has a rare gift for dramatizing highly theatrical stories in highly naturalistic settings. – Peter Rainer, New York Magazine, Oct 6, 2004

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Customer Reviews

Worth Seeing

If you are looking for martial arts and beautifully choreographed scenes, this is not your movie. However, if you are looking for a good story with a much more realistic view of modern China, this is a movie worth watching. The story is about a 13 year old girl who becomes a substitute teacher at a rural Chinese school and takes the departing words of the actual teacher to heart.

looks good, but....

why is this under the comedy section- i certainly dont see anything funny in it! it's a moving piece of motion picture art!

Heart Warming Story

This movie is subtitled---decent job, just so you know. Good story watching a young person evolve from a materialistic approach to a compassionate human being. Its ironic that this story filmed in the year 2000 China is now close to representing 2012 USA. Worth the rent.

Not One Less
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  • $12.99
  • Genre: Drama
  • Released: 2000

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