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      The One

      PG-13 Released Nov 2, 2001 1h 27m Action Adventure Sci-Fi Mystery & Thriller Fantasy List
      13% Tomatometer 90 Reviews 51% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings In a stunning dual role, international star Jet Li portrays Gabriel Yulaw, a police officer confronted with a sinister form of himself escaped from an advanced, parallel universe and intent on killing Gabriel. His alter ego's hunt culminates in a fateful battle between good and evil that changes Gabriel's perception of reality and forces him to examine the evil hidden within himself. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      The One plays more like a video game than a movie and borrows freely from other, better sci-fi actioners, burying Jet Li's spectacular talents under heaps of editing and special effects.

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      Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Ben Falk BBC.com Rated: 2/5 Apr 17, 2002 Full Review Susan Stark Detroit News Rated: 1/4 Nov 18, 2001 Full Review Tim Brayton Alternate Ending It has the goods where it counts: the climax is superb, coming as close as an American film could to capturing the breatheless, airborne energy of the fight sequences in Li's Chinese-language work. Rated: 2.5/5 May 17, 2022 Full Review David Nusair Reel Film Reviews ...the picture slowly-but-surely wears out its welcome as it progresses into a midsection and second half devoid of wholeheartedly engaging interludes and sequences... Rated: 2/4 Dec 7, 2021 Full Review Alistair Lawrence Common Sense Media Taking an interesting premise and doing practically nothing new or original with it, this hasn't endured as an action movie classic. Rated: 2/5 Mar 25, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Malachy T A truely pathetic and totally boring B-grade movie. Don't bother watching it unless you are forced to. Rated 1 out of 5 stars 02/12/24 Full Review David W It's has ts faults but the storyline is quite prescient given the current big budget movie fascination with the multiverse. It's a Jet Li movie (OK The Stath does a commendable job as well) with a few nice sci-fi twists. Li is excellent as always and plays dual roles very effectively. It's a hugely enjoyable film all the way through but the ending is particularly good. Enjoyed this one a lot. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/02/24 Full Review rafael r It's as corny as any early 2000's movie can get but that's the vibe I was going for when I watched it. A nice dark themed action movie I bought it on vhs just to give it that little extra touch of nostalgia. I would be lying if I said I was concentrated on the movie the entire time but it did the job it attended to do. Plus you get some well known actors which always make things a little better. If you ever stumble upon this movie I'll say keep it on ! Rated 3 out of 5 stars 10/18/23 Full Review G M "The One" delivers an action-packed performance by Jet Li, showcasing his incredible skills. The film's visuals, although dated by today's standards, were impressive for its time. The concept of a multiverse story was ahead of its time, adding an intriguing layer to the narrative. Unfortunately, the music in the film fell flat and did not enhance the overall experience. With a runtime under 1.5 hours, the story felt rushed, hindering its potential. While the sci-fi storyline was simple and straightforward, "The One" remains an enjoyable watch due to Jet Li's outstanding performance and its captivating action sequences. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review Jacob B Dealing with the multiverse more than a decade before the likes of Rick and Morty and the Spider-Verse movies, among others, I'll give The One credit for this: it's a much more competently made action movie than Dragonball Evolution but the duo that brought you Final Destination still struggle to branch out of their comfort zone. I think the flaws are more glaring when you consider that there was an X-Files episode that aired around the same time that did deal with a multiverse of sorts. The One has good ideas, Jet Li is clearly having the time of his life playing the villain, and a much more expressive one than his Lethal Weapon 4 big bad, and some of the visuals are quite memorable. However, the multiverse being underplayed within the proper story, action sequences where some cool choreography is covered up by CGI and blatantly wearing its Matrix influences on its sleeve make this film a disappointment coming off of the heels of Kiss of the Dragon. The soundtrack certainly makes it clear that this is very much a film from the early 2000s. The One wasn't excruciating to sit through but it's nowhere near as memorable as some of this duo's other entries in their filmography such as the Final Destination series, their X-Files episodes and even, from a "so-bad-its-good" point of view, Dragonball Evolution. Just watch Kiss of the Dragon instead, or, hell, his later collaborations with Jason Statham in The Expendables movies for that matter. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 07/04/23 Full Review The Reverse Flash C Although "The One" may have its flaws, it still produces an intriguing concept and lays the groundwork for what was more or less the TVA in "Loki". Jet Li's Multiversal performances are also nothing to be scoffed at as he does a good job playing multiple different characters in the same film. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 06/16/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis In a stunning dual role, international star Jet Li portrays Gabriel Yulaw, a police officer confronted with a sinister form of himself escaped from an advanced, parallel universe and intent on killing Gabriel. His alter ego's hunt culminates in a fateful battle between good and evil that changes Gabriel's perception of reality and forces him to examine the evil hidden within himself.
      Director
      James Wong
      Producer
      Glen Morgan, Steve Chasman
      Screenwriter
      Glen Morgan, James Wong
      Distributor
      Columbia Pictures
      Production Co
      Revolution Studios, Hard Eight Pictures
      Rating
      PG-13 (Some Language|Intense Action Violence)
      Genre
      Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Mystery & Thriller, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Nov 2, 2001, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 15, 2010
      Runtime
      1h 27m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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