The One
The One (2001)

Former X-Files writer James Wong makes his sophomore feature as a director at the helm of this science fiction thriller that's reminiscent of Timecop (1994). In the near future, a technology called "quantum tunneling" allows… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 5, 2002
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Critic Score
14%
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User Score
52%



Critic Score: 14% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The One plays out more like a video game than a movie and borrows freely from other, better sci-fi actioners like the The Matrix. Also, Jet Li's martial arts abilities are buried under the editing and special effects.

Ed Park
Village Voice

Wong's efficiently creepy Final Destination was as much memento mori as teen disposal unit, but in The One the maze of death leads only to exhaustion.

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Harry Guerin
RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)

Hasn't enough good dialogue here for one Yulaw, never mind two.

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Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

You should know you're in trouble when you steal ideas from Highlander.

Jonathan Foreman
New York Post

This sci-fi/martial arts hybrid has the stale aura of a product assembled out of bits of other action movies.

Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com

A sci-fi kung-fu mish-mash of dreck . . . The use of stand-ins is obvious and the resolution is ludicrous.

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Luis Martinez
Cinenganos

una colección de huecos inexplicables en su guión.

John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

Bullets fly, lights flash, action occurs, time goes by, but nothing actually happens.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

All I know is, if there are really multiple parallel universes, I pity all the versions of me that have to watch all the versions of this movie.

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Ian Waldron-Mantgani
UK Critic

Replicates the experience of viewing an arcade demo for the same length of time.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Albert Kim
Wow... absolutely horrible. Can't even describe how horrible it was. Do not watch this crapfest.
Jon Lantz
Interesting idea. Sa it so long ago I can't rememeber how good it was though.
Manu Gino
Stealing the power of the universes one by one. An OK movie. More Jet Li action, not much different from his other roles. The movie was a little confusing to… More
danny d
my love for jet li and kung fu movies may taint my perspective a bit in even calling this film average, but the plot was incredibly inventive, action sequences… More
xGary Xx
A former agent who policed the various different universes finds that killing the other versions of himself increases his own abilities and so sets out to… More
Lanning : )
Jet Li fighting Jet Li -- what could be better? Well, it could have been better. Like with a better story. But I'm glad I saw this. I gotta definitely… More

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