One Way is a thriller directed by Andrew Baird, starring Travis Fimmel, Drea de Matteo and Kevin Bacon.
Freddy escapes with a bag full of cash and cocaine. He is wounded, and he is running out of time. His situation is desperate and they are after him.
Intense from the get-go, One Way is a dark, high-voltage thriller that intends to provide its kicks with fast scenes, hyper-active dialogues over cellphones, and a dingy setting. Fast, dark, and unpleasant, just as was intended by the creators.
The ambience is well crafted, being the camerawork and the cinematography the highlights of the movie. With excellent frames, and effective close-ups, and dim lighting the mood is set. Those two aspects manage all too well to convey the absolute stress the protagonist is under as he is on the run from the head honcho mob boss.
It counts with an ensemble of good actors who had the guts 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 yet again, this time playing the psycho mob boss, who knows how to intimidate just by the intonation of his voice.
If you are in the mood for a high-voltage thriller this might be the movie for you. This movie is impactful, thanks to its technical and interpretative quality.
Like the movie or not, it cannot be denied that it is well produced, and that the performances are outstanding. It is intense and fast-paced, at times dizzying, so if you are seeking to just chill, this might not be the option.
Baker steps it up here, giving a fairly cohesive performance, but unfortunately this thriller can’t satisfyingly balance its disparate plot elements and doesn’t generate much suspense.Jeffrey M. Anderson: Common Sense Media
Baker, with his scrawny frame and ratty features, can actually act, although he’s consistently upstaged by young Reid, as the stronger performer and the one with the more interesting character story here.Leslie Felperin: The Guardian
September 2, 2022 (United States)
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Machine Gun Kelly / Freddy
Storm Reid / Rachel
Drea de Matteo / Vic
Travis Fimmel / Will
Luis Da Silva Jr. / JJ
Meagan Holder / Christine
Kevin Bacon / Fred Sr.
Rhys Coiro / Coco
Kendall Dugan / Hailey
Danny Bohnen / Oleg
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Movie title: One Way
Movie description: Freddy escapes with a bag full of cash and cocaine. He is wounded, and he is running out of time. His situation is desperate.
Date published: September 2, 2022
Country: United States
Duration: 98 mins
Author: Peter Finch
Director(s): Andrew Baird
Actor(s): Travis Fimmel, Drea de Matteo, Kevin Bacon, Machine Gun Kelly, Storm Reid, Rhys Coiro, Meagan Holder, Luis Da Silva Jr.
Intense from the get-go, One Way is a dark, high-voltage thriller that intends to provide its kicks with fast scenes, hyper-active dialogues over cellphones, and a filthy setting. Fast, dark, and unpleasant, just as was intended by the creators.