The Warriors Reviews

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Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
February 18, 2013
Walter Hill's vibrant 1979 adaptation of Sol Yurick's 1965 novel - based loosely on an ancient Greek story called "Anabasis" - is a classic cinematic record of New York City circa 1979.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
October 26, 2010
Cartoonishly violent, insanely moody and pointless.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies
October 12, 2010
A cult film that deserves its reputation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 2, 2009
One of the best gangster pictures of all time.
Clint Morris
Brag Magazine
February 3, 2009
The Warriors Rule! One of the best action-thrillers of the 70s!
| Original Score: 4/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 6, 2007
Yeah, it's really good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 5, 2007
The only trouble is that I half expected them to break out into song and dance any minute a la West Side Story.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
January 9, 2007
OK, it's not Greek tragedy, but it is based (loosely) on Xenophon, so there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Mckay
eFilmCritic.com
May 31, 2006
Visually stunning and emotionally gripping, THE WARRIORS is a classic that, after a quarter-century, has finally recieved the loving finishing touches that it so rightly deserves
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
November 21, 2005
See it once, and you'll want to see it again.
| Original Score: 4/5
Chuck O'Leary
FulvueDrive-in.com
October 21, 2005
Tight, terse and tough. The great Walter Hill once again proves he has few equals when staging intense confrontations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
October 18, 2005
Just what is the fanboys' beef with the new DVD "Director's Cut" of The Warriors, anyway?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
M.E. Russell
Oregonian
June 4, 2004
The movie can also be enjoyed, and enjoyed thoroughly, as a mean, dirty piece of pulp mythology.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 23, 2004
Once-notorious gang movie, now a delightfully retro experience
| Original Score: 3/5
Rob Thomas
Capital Times (Madison, WI)
January 22, 2004
A campy treat for anyone who wants to "come out and play-ay!"
| Original Score: 3/5
Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World
November 7, 2003
An action movie of great style and energy
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
December 4, 2002
A bad joke shoddily disguised as a gritty urban thriller. Didn't any of these guys have subway tokens?
| Original Score: 1/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 27, 2001
One of the great cult films of all time.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 27, 2001
a shameless, but entertaining, ode to the appeal of criminality and gangland camaraderie
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Ryan Cracknell
Apollo Guide
February 13, 2001
A pleasure to watch, even if only to laugh at the memorable costumes and lines. Can you dig it?
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
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