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The One Reviews

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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 7, 2001
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
November 5, 2001
I'm happy to report that Jet Li's fourth American film crosses the finish line as far and away the best of them.
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
November 2, 2001
A martial-arts flick that transcends its genre with surprisingly strong sci-fi concepts.
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
November 2, 2001
"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...
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Rob Blackwelder
November 2, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dave White
November 1, 2001
The action is fun and ultraviolent, the story is satisfactorily ridiculous and the acting is nonexistent.
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Tom Maurstad
Dallas Morning News
November 1, 2001
A blast of first-rate entertainment.
Peter Bernard
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
November 1, 2001
Delivers a fun hyper-action romp.
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Loren King
Chicago Tribune
November 1, 2001
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
October 31, 2001
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."
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Scott Chitwood
October 30, 2001
The action scenes are amazing and the use of slow motion and other effects is pretty well utilized.
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
October 30, 2001
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!
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 31, 2009
Bullets fly, lights flash, action occurs, time goes by, but nothing actually happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 20, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
| Original Score: 2/5
Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jennie Kermode
Eye for Film
December 7, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
May 22, 2003
Hasn't enough good dialogue here for one Yulaw, never mind two.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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Robert Koehler
December 24, 2008
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Time Out
January 26, 2006
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Ebert & Roeper
November 22, 2002
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
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Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
August 12, 2002
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
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Robert Denerstein
Denver Rocky Mountain News
August 9, 2002
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 19, 2002
April 16, 2002
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
February 21, 2002
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Paul Clinton (
Boxoffice Magazine
November 11, 2001
Cynthia Fuchs
Nitrate Online
November 9, 2001
Barbara Ellen
Times (UK)
November 7, 2001
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
November 7, 2001
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
November 3, 2001
Sam Adams
Philadelphia City Paper
November 2, 2001
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