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: November 2, 2001
DVD Release Date: March 5, 2002
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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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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

A chaotic kung fu, sci-fi, rama-lama-dingdong on themes handled more originally by The Matrix.

Sophie Gorman
The Herald (Ireland)

Twaddle of the highest order that makes you wish you had a wormhole of your own to escape into.

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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.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Fans of The Matrix will hold their noses, as will those who put down sparring Arnold Schwarzeneggers in The 6th Day (now looking better).

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

I guess you would call this a twin Jet movie. That doesn't quite take off.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

It's the kind of movie ... where the hero is cheered not for the grace of his moves but for the number of rounds of ammo he can spray and the punches he can land.

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Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)

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

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Flixster Audience Score: 51% 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