‘One Life’ Review — Anthony Hopkins Leads Powerful True Story

“Don’t start what you can’t finish.” In One Life, protagonist Nicky Winton (the younger version played by Johnny Flynn and an older version played by Anthony Hopkins) hears this advice before embarking on his most altruistic mission: saving Jewish children under precarious living conditions before the Nazis take over Prague near World War II. Although this task seemed impossible at the time, Winton didn’t take “no” for an answer, and his decision resulted in over 669 children being redirected to foster care homes and protected by the British people before the war broke out. Based on a true story written by real-life Winton’s daughter, Barbara Winton, it is a sensitive portrayal of a humanitarian hero who never saw himself that way.

​ James Hawes’ One Life, starring Anthony Hopkins, is a biopic that does justice to the late Sir Nicholas Winton’s mission. Read on for our review. 

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