In a multiverse where parallel universes coexist, a former police officer named Gabriel Yulaw goes rogue. He travels between these universes, hunting down and eliminating his alternate versions, absorbing their power and strength.
Each time he kills an alternate version, he becomes stronger. His goal is to kill all versions of himself, becoming "The One." As he nears his final target, Gabe Law, in our universe, the chase intensifies.
Gabe, unaware of the existence of other universes, must confront this deadly version of himself and stop him before he becomes "The One."
Release Date: November 2, 2001
Duration: 87 minutes
Country of Origin: USA
Cast & Crew
- Jet Li as Gabriel Yulaw / Gabe Law
- Carla Gugino as T.K. Law / Massie Walsh
- Delroy Lindo as Roedecker / Gas Station Attendant
- Jason Statham as Funsch
Director: James Wong
Producers: Glen Morgan, Steven Chasman, Todd Garner
Writers: Glen Morgan, James Wong
Where to Watch
United States (US)
There are currently no streaming offers in the US.
Stream: Movie lovers in the US can stream the film on Netflix, Hoopla, and DIRECTV.
Buy/Rent: Options for purchasing or renting include Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, YouTube, Vudu, Microsoft Store, DIRECTV, and AMC on Demand.
There are currently no streaming offers in the AU.
Stream: Currently, there are no streaming options available in Australia.
Buy/Rent: Aussies can purchase or rent the movie on platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Video, Google Play Movies, Microsoft Store, and YouTube.
United Kingdom (GB)
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Stream: No streaming options are currently available in the UK.
Buy/Rent: Brits can buy or rent the movie on Amazon Video, Apple TV, Chili, Microsoft Store, and Rakuten TV.
There are currently no streaming offers in the DE.
Stream: In Germany, the movie is available for streaming on Netflix and the Netflix basic with Ads.
Buy/Rent: For those looking to buy or rent, options include maxdome Store, MagentaTV, Google Play Movies, and YouTube.
There are currently no streaming offers in the BR.
Stream: Brazilians can stream the movie on Netflix and the Netflix basic with Ads.
Buy/Rent: For purchase or rent, options are available on Apple TV and Google Play Movies.
There are currently no streaming offers in the ES.
Stream: Currently, there are no streaming options available in Spain.
Buy/Rent: Spaniards can buy or rent the movie on Apple TV, Rakuten TV, Google Play Movies, and Amazon Video.
There are currently no streaming offers in the FR.
Stream: No streaming options are currently available in France.
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There are currently no streaming offers in the CA.
Stream: Canadians can stream the movie on Hoopla.
Buy/Rent: For purchase or rent, options include Apple TV, Google Play Movies, Cineplex, Microsoft Store, YouTube, and Amazon Video.
Production Company: Revolution Studios, Hard Eight Pictures
Filming Locations: Various locations in Los Angeles, California, including the iconic Sixth Street Viaduct.
Budget: $49 million
Box Office Collection: $72.7 million worldwide
Awards & Nominations
While "The One" was not a major contender during the awards season, it did garner attention for its unique concept and Jet Li's dual performance. The film was nominated for:
- Best Fight at the MTV Movie Awards for Jet Li's dual roles battling each other.
Reviews & Reception
Critical Reception: "The One" received mixed reviews from critics. While many praised Jet Li's performance and the film's action sequences, some felt the plot was convoluted and lacked depth.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a rating of 14% based on reviews from 115 critics, with the site's consensus reading, "Jet Li's dynamic presence is overshadowed by cheesy special effects, lackluster direction, and a lack of originality."
Audience Reception: Despite the mixed critical reception, audiences were more favorable towards the film. Many fans of Jet Li appreciated his dual role and the film's unique take on the multiverse concept. On IMDb, the film holds a rating of 5.9/10 based on over 90,000 user ratings.
Box Office Performance: With a budget of $49 million, "The One" managed to gross over $72.7 million worldwide, making it a moderate box office success. The film performed particularly well in Asian markets, where Jet Li's popularity played a significant role in its box office draw.