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Masai: The Rain Warriors (Massai, les guerriers de la pluie)

Masai: The Rain Warriors (Massai, les guerriers de la pluie) (2006)

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Average Rating: 5.5/10
Critic Reviews: 6
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When a drought causes the East African landscape to run dry, threatening both the life and livelihood of everyone who dwells in the remote village of the Masai, the tribe elects their most skilled warrior to venture into the wilderness and claim the god of vengeance -- a fearsome lion known as Vitchua -- in director Pascal Plisson's colorful coming-of-age tale. A warrior has been chosen to battle Vitchua in hopes that a defeat over the creature will bring an end to the stark dry spell. A problem

Unrated,

Art House & International, Drama

Jun 26, 2007

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The beauty and excitement of Masai: The Rain Warriors comes partly from our sense that we're intimately entering a whole, rich new world whose people and customs were previously foreign to us.

February 1, 2007 Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune
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The earnest minimalism of Masai makes it an unusual moviegoing experience.

November 9, 2006 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times
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A mythic quest ought to be more than pretty. It ought to stir ancient memories.

November 9, 2006 Full Review Source: L.A. Weekly
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Set in the highlands of Kenya, a timeless place untouched by modernity, Masai: The Rain Warriors, is the debut fictional film of Pascal Plisson, a devoted nature documentarian.

October 19, 2006
New York Times
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A story of initiation, friendship, teamwork and sacrifice set on the vast ochre savannah of Kenya, Masai: The Rain Warriors builds slowly -- very slowly -- to a powerful and touching finale.

October 19, 2006 Full Review Source: Variety
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I quite enjoyed this "Lord of the Rings" style Masai adventure tale. It's in spoken Masai, subtitled in English. Authentic and warm.

January 15, 2007 Full Review Source: Hollywood Report Card
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Good-hearted but dull and a slave to its director's outsider-looking-in bias.

October 13, 2006 Full Review Source: Slant Magazine
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