In the high stakes world of corporate advertising Eddie Snyder (Til Schweiger) is blackmailed by his firm about his cheating ways. To protect his past and future, Eddie falsifies his testimony which results in a non-stop plunge into the world of deceit and destruction. From the producer of Hostage, One Way is a twisted suspense thriller that proves revenge is never sweet.
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I loved it.The Birk family ,rich a good reputation, a daughter in love and engaged to their new star advertising genius employee."Schweiger" who had a taste for lot's of other women.Their sociopath of a son "Anthony" brutally rapes and sodomizes an employee and then blackmails Schweiger's character"Eddie" using Eddies infidelities as leverage so Eddie rather than have his fiancee "Anthony's sister" find out gives Anthony an alibi.The rape scene is quite brutal,plus the poor woman was also raped as a young girl by four men as well.What happens after that is a roller coaster ride of a movie where you never know where it's going to lead, and it sure is fun watching and finding out.The Victim of the rape becomes the hunter and that's all I'll say.
The characters were played to perfection and you felt all the emotions the film makers set out for you to feel.Hatred,pity,disgust,and helplessness.I'm glad I took a chance on it and will now buy a copy so I can watch it again.
We have a story of an ad corporation family hierarchy filled with liars, cheats and dysfunctional douche bags. Til plays the unbelievable front man who is marrying into the firm, but manages to bed whatever comes his way on the side. Before this story develops though we are treated to an opening scene gang rape of a teen girl who is then mysteriously saved by Michael Clarke Duncan's "General" character. MCD has four minutes of screen time throughout the entire film so skip this if you saw his name and wanted to watch for his parts. Then the story spirals further into blackmail, "intrigue", "suspense" and a variety of other buzzwords. Eric Roberts enters the film much later as a defense lawyer and unwittingly he became the comic relief, loved his part.
Quality wise, the film stock looked excellent and Til obviously sunk some serious money into the sets, design, cars and overall production. There are no special features on the DVD so there cannot be any extra stars, but usually Til's films do, so I was disappointed. The universal agreement seems to be that audiences outside the US loved this film and most cared little for it domestically. The story became unbelievable in so many areas that I have to fall into the latter group. You might get some entertainment out of this, even if you are not a Til fan, but all of the negatives make this a skipper.