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The One Reviews

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November 1, 2001
A joyless affair -- neck-snapping violence, endless blather trying to explain the 'science' behind what is happening and guns, guns and more guns.
October 1, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
November 2, 2001
Offers brainless high-tech action without interesting dialogue, characters, motivation or texture.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
November 1, 2001
Bad action, worse drama, and excruciating science fiction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
December 21, 2001
Instead of thrilling audiences, The One disappoints.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
October 23, 2001
Coming so swiftly on the heels of Li's rousing Kiss of the Dragon, One is a disappointing step backward for the martial arts star into lackluster genre gimmickry.
November 1, 2001
For a while, it seemed Jet Li could be the next Mel Gibson, but instead, he's becoming the next Jean-Claude Van Damme.
June 13, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
November 16, 2001
Too serious about itself and its silly concept, and it offers nothing beyond the fight sequences we've seen before.
Full Review | Original Score: C
November 2, 2001
A chaotic kung fu, sci-fi, rama-lama-dingdong on themes handled more originally by The Matrix.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/5
November 2, 2001
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.
December 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 22, 2002
You should know you're in trouble when you steal ideas from Highlander.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
October 31, 2001
Eighty minutes of dreck for seven snappy minutes of Jet Li going mano-a-mano with himself? I want more.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
October 31, 2001
Jet Li may be an original, but little in "The One" is.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
March 5, 2002
Li kicks a good amount of ass in the film, but he's certainly no Oscar contender.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 31, 2009
Bullets fly, lights flash, action occurs, time goes by, but nothing actually happens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
November 1, 2001
A dim-witted, dim-watted martial-arts actioner.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
November 1, 2001
Fans of Li's Hong Kong films may just be embarrassed; how can you mount a defense for an actor this bad in two roles?
November 2, 2001
Even by the grunting and grimacing standards of comic-book action films, the performances in The One are undernourished.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
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