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Rotten: Don't worry about Jet Li. He can take care of himself. His latest American movie, however, needs triage.
- Bob Graham, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, November 2, 2001
Fresh: A martial-arts flick that transcends its genre with surprisingly strong sci-fi concepts.
- Bruce Westbrook, Houston Chronicle, Friday, November 2, 2001
Rotten: I guess you would call this a twin Jet movie. That doesn't quite take off.
- Desson Thomson, Washington Post, Friday, November 2, 2001
It feels like an early nineties action movie, but I love early nineties action movies. Seeing Jet Li fight himself is just weird and cool at the same time, it's truly an outrageous plot in the same vein as Highlander and Timecop. I love the atmosphere, the Jet Li one-liners. Jason Statham is just a bonus to the already rewarding movie. It's not exactly an academy award winner, but it gets points for being original and unique. You don't see many movies like this anymore, which is a shame.
- ythelastman89, Thursday, August 12, 2010
A former agent who policed the various different universes finds that killing the other versions of himself increases his own abilities and so sets out to murder them all and become a super being. On paper, this interesting alternate reality premise and the idea of two Jet Lis battling each other sounds great, but the workmanlike direction and unimaginative plot turns it into an unrelenting exercise in mediocrity. Essentially a shoddy Matrix clone, the action sequences are clumsy and unexciting and the cast struggle with their cardboard cut out characters, especially Jason Statham who is saddled with a wholly unconvincing American accent. This kind of meat and potatoes generic sci fi flick should be left to keeping the likes of Mark Dacascos in leather trousers; like all of the other Asian stars who get lumbered with similar second rate projects in their attempt to break the US, Jet Li is above this.
- garyX, Tuesday, February 1, 2011