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The One (2001)

The One (2001)
The One (2001)
The One (2001)
  • PG-13
  • 1h 27m
  • 2001
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In a stunning dual role, international action star Jet Li portrays Gabriel Yulaw, a police officer confronted with a sinister form of himself escaped from an advanced, parallel universe and intent on killing Gabriel. His alter ego's hunt culminates in a fateful battle between good and evil that changes Gabriel's perception of reality and forces him to examine the evil hidden within himself. The One features riveting martial arts and innovative special effects.
© 2001 Revolution Studios Distribution Company, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: The One plays more like a video game than a movie and borrows freely from other, better sci-fi actioners, burying Jet Li's spectacular talents under heaps of editing and special effects.
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Common Sense Says
Jet Li sci-fi action has violence, swearing, LGBTQ+ slurs.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that The One is a sci-fi action movie starring Jet Li -- playing multiple roles -- with plenty of close-combat fight scenes as well as CGI special effects. The movie jumps from different dimensions as former law enforcement agent Gabriel Yulaw (Li) tries to kill different versions of himself, which in turn will make him become all-powerful. In his pursuit, Yulaw is shown to be selfish, egocentric, and ruthlessly ambitious. As an expert martial artist, Li performs most of his own stunts. Fights include mostly punches, kicks, and gunfire. It is all cartoonish in tone and with no graphic blood or gore. Special effects such as "bullet time" and CGI also feature often. There is strong diversity among the main cast, but the three leads -- Li, Delroy Lindo, and Jason Statham -- are all male and there are very limited roles for women. Sex features indirectly when two minor male characters discuss pornography. Their conversation objectifies women and criticizes transgender people -- the slur "she-male" is used. Language includes use of "s--t," "son of a bitch," "damn," and "a--hole."

A Lot or A Little?

The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
Positive Messages
Positive Role Models
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Action
  • Release Date:November 2, 2001
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
  • Screen Pass Eligible:No
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