This imaginative science-fiction, action film goes a step further and considers that there is not one, but many parallel universes, referred to as the ‘multiverse.’ Yulaw (Jet Li), a former dimension cop, discovers that he grows stronger after having to kill his double in one universe. So he travels to each dimension, killing his double and growing stronger and faster each time. Gabe (Jet Li), a policeman in this universe, is the last double of Yulaw left. If Gabe dies, the energy that connects all the Yulaws will be in One. Will only one Yulaw upset the balance of energy throughout the multiverse? But Gabe has also gained strength and speed as the doubles died. Good and evil are evenly matched in this battle.
This film focuses more on special effects and martial arts stunts than plot and character, which is to be expected. Along with the violent choreography of martial arts hits and kicks, multiple bursts of automatic weapons and shoot outs frequently occur as Yulaw attempts to kill Gabe. Focusing on action sequences and camera tricks eliminates virtually any sexual content, however, the s-word fouls the dialogue more than a dozen times. Non-stop violence and obscenity-laced dialogue prevent recommending THE ONE.