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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 human beings to travel between parallel universes. The abuse of this ability by criminal elements has led to the formation of the Multi-Verse Authorities or "MVA," an agency of quantum traveling cops who apprehend violators of inter-dimensional laws. The MVA faces its greatest crisis when a former agent named Gabriel Yulaw (Jet Li) goes renegade,… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 14%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ Ed Park, Village Voice
"Hasn't enough good dialogue here for one Yulaw, never mind two."
‑ Harry Guerin, RTE Interactive (Dublin, Ireland)
"You should know you're in trouble when you steal ideas from Highlander."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"Morgan and Wong lose sight of what makes Li such an appealing star in the first place: his natural athletic ability."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"Instead of thrilling audiences, The One disappoints."
‑ Ted Murphy,
"This sci-fi/martial arts hybrid has the stale aura of a product assembled out of bits of other action movies."
‑ Jonathan Foreman, New York Post
"A sci-fi kung-fu mish-mash of dreck . . . The use of stand-ins is obvious and the resolution is ludicrous."
‑ Brian Mckay,
"una colección de huecos inexplicables en su guión."
‑ Luis Martinez, Cinenganos
"The confused step-child of "Sliders" and Highlander."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"It's as if Wong and Morgan didn't think beyond the pitch session. It becomes painful to watch how quickly the duo squanders the story's potential."
‑ Ethan Alter, Film Journal International
"Bullets fly, lights flash, action occurs, time goes by, but nothing actually happens."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"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."
‑ John R. McEwen, Film Quips Online
"Replicates the experience of viewing an arcade demo for the same length of time."
‑ Ian Waldron-Mantgani, UK Critic
"Li kicks a good amount of ass in the film, but he's certainly no Oscar contender."
‑ Jeremy Heilman,
"Too serious about itself and its silly concept, and it offers nothing beyond the fight sequences we've seen before."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
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