| Original Score: 4.5/5
I'm happy to report that Jet Li's fourth American film crosses the finish line as far and away the best of them.
A martial-arts flick that transcends its genre with surprisingly strong sci-fi concepts.
"The One" is pure pulp junk and Wong embraces it as such, rushing through the mundane details of establishing characters and defining motivation to leap into action...
| Original Score: B-
If popcorn-picture auteur John Carpenter made martial arts flicks, they'd be just like "The One" -- an unabashedly cheesy, B-grade sci-fi amusement park ride.
| Original Score: 3/4
The action is fun and ultraviolent, the story is satisfactorily ridiculous and the acting is nonexistent.
A blast of first-rate entertainment.
Delivers a fun hyper-action romp.
The pace and inventiveness -- the epilogue is surprisingly touching -- and the eye-popping moves of Jet Li make it easy to hang on and enjoy the ride.
I got a kick out of the old-fashioned stunt work sprinkled with "Matrix" like action and wire-work a la "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon."
| Original Score: C+
The action scenes are amazing and the use of slow motion and other effects is pretty well utilized.
This flick packs a whallop, lasts little more than 85 minutes and doesn't pretend to be about anything else but kicking a lot of ass!
| Original Score: 6/10
Bullets fly, lights flash, action occurs, time goes by, but nothing actually happens.
| Original Score: 4/10
| Original Score: 2/5
| Original Score: 2/4
| Original Score: 1/4
Hasn't enough good dialogue here for one Yulaw, never mind two.
| Original Score: 1/5