This sci-fi/martial arts hybrid has the stale aura of a product assembled out of bits of other action movies.
| Original Score: 2/4
Just another martial arts movie, and one that's painfully short on imagination, as well as lacking in humour.
| Original Score: 56/100
The One's script is just awful -- from premise to storyline to dialogue.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
The One is one vacuous hole of a movie.
| Original Score: .5/4
Li speaks and acts entirely too much here.
| Original Score: 2/4
The sight of Li battling Li isn't nearly as exciting as it should be.
I guess you would call this a twin Jet movie. That doesn't quite take off.
| Original Score: 0.5/5
A chaotic kung fu, sci-fi, rama-lama-dingdong on themes handled more originally by The Matrix.
Fans of The Matrix will hold their noses, as will those who put down sparring Arnold Schwarzeneggers in The 6th Day (now looking better).
Not a video game, but an incredible simulation of one trying to pass itself off as a movie.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
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.
It's The Matrix's less-refined cousin, the one that didn't pay full attention in cool school.
A disappointing and less than involving affair that feels like nothing more than a rock 'em, sock 'em video game.
Don't worry about Jet Li. He can take care of himself. His latest American movie, however, needs triage.
The moviemakers left the story line open for a sequel, but in this case, let's hope once is enough.
With a plot constructed more like a video game than a drama, there's hardly any room for character development.
| Original Score: 5/10
As was the case in Romeo Must Die, all the CG bells and whistles detract from Li's martial arts skills.
Although Li is a pleasure to watch and a few scenes stand out, it's disappointing to see him watered down with cheap spectacle.
Li ends up spending most of the film fighting himself, which is no thrill at all because it is obviously a special effects gimmick that wears thin very quickly.
Heavy on testosterone but short on common sense.