75

Chicago Tribune

By Loren King
Hits the ground running and never lets up.
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50

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
When one actor plays both hero and villain, the viewer knows that what is being shown is not an authentic dance.
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50

New York Post

By Jonathan Foreman
Overall, this sci-fi/martial arts hybrid has the stale aura of a product assembled out of bits of other action movies.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
It's called One, and the hemorrhaging begins with the so-called story, which doesn't quite add up to one.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's hardly much of a thrill to see The One recycle, on a lower budget, the slo-mo bullet dodges from "The Matrix," along with unspectacular variations on several other of that film's time-bending demolition-ballet effects.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
The problem in The One isn't the black holes in the universe, to which the characters refer at periodic intervals, but the black hole on the screen. The One is a zero.
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38

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The movie offers brainless high-tech action without interesting dialogue, characters, motivation or texture.
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25

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
An almost comically unsuitable title. There's absolutely nothing singular or special about this slapdash sci-fi film featuring martial-arts megastar Jet Li.
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25

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A stunt that fails.
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25

Baltimore Sun

The One is all sound and fury, and nothing else.
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25 out of 100
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