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The One

Martial arts master Jet Li plays an interplanetary agent turned evil who is seeking ultimate god-like power. Moving through wormholes, he tracks down and murders his counterparts in parallel universes, so that their life energy will be added to his own. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: D
Violence: D-
Sexual Content: B
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 87
Theater Release: 02 Nov 2001
Video Release: 31 Mar 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is The One Rated PG-13?

Overall: D

Full of graphic gunfire exchanges and gratuitous violent interactions, The One is short on martial arts movements and storyline, giving most families limited reasons to maneuver this film into their viewing schedule.

Violence: D-

Law officers load guns and put on riot gear. Prisoners taunt officers. Knife thrown at man, hits protective equipment. Extended scene of police officers being ambushed, use of automatic-type weapons. One man shot in head. Man used as shield from gunfire. Men thrown, shot, and kicked. Man bleeds from mouth. Police in vehicles chase man on foot. Character shoots at police. Characters thrown and injured. Cars involved in multi-vehicle accident. Character hit by moving truck. Man chased by military police. Special effects used to depict the procedure of moving through wormholes appears to shred characters into pieces. Man hits and dents metal wall. Murder victims listed at trial. Character put in contraption resembling electric chair. Characters set off immense explosion causing numerous injuries or deaths. Many others killed by gunfire. Repetition of opening ambush scene occurs. Automatic weapons fired at heating ducts. Man methodically shoots through roof of bus in attempt to kill person inside. Man wearing bulletproof vest shot. Man attempts to shoot character—one man killed. Characters stalk shooter through hallways. Man knocked unconscious. Doctor attempts to sedate out of control patient. Gun thrown. Men involved in hand-to-hand combat. Officer points gun at outlaw. Characters involved in intense altercation. Man thrown, then hit with van door. Characters exchange shots. Man killed, blood covered face shown. Man doesn’t respond to police orders. Men thrown, punched, kicked, and slammed to ground. Men hit by motorcycles, officer injured or killed. Man attacked, threatened with being thrown from high building. Car careens down street. Man attacked and hit with object. Man threatens to kill another on numerous occasions. Character shot and killed. Distraught man hits interior of car with fists. Extensive fight scene includes shooting, explosives, and intense hand-to-hand combat. Character caught in hot steam. Man kicked over stair railing. Sparks from machinery rain down on fighting characters. Man kicked into moving gears of machine. Liquid spews from disabled machinery onto characters. Man attacks character with fire axe. Character threatened with axe blade held at throat. Building explodes. Man’s clothing catches fire. Character takes on numerous assailants in hand-to-hand combat, which includes kicking, throwing, hitting and pushing.

Sexual Content: B

Woman—in form fitting dress with thigh-high slit—slowly scanned with metal detector. Married couple embraces. Nurse asks about man’s penile implant. Brief references made to homosexual relationships.

Language: C

At least: 3 mild profanities, 19 moderate profanities, and 3 terms of Deity used as expletives. Name calling and taunting exchanged between inmates and law enforcement officers.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A



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