The Warrior's Way Reviews

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Charles Koplinski
Illinois Times
December 9, 2010
Succeeds in cutting out a distinct visual flourish amid a bland cinematic landscape.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4.0
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
December 7, 2010
[The] action sequences are clear and snappy, with the ante forever being upped for the unbelievably explosive climax.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Nathan Rabin
AV Club
December 6, 2010
To damn his agreeable campfest with faint praise, The Warrior's Way is easily the best circus-themed, martial-arts-heavy action-comedy oater of the year.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
December 6, 2010
My three-word synopsis is my three-word review...cowboys and ninjas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Humanick
Slant Magazine
December 5, 2010
"That was completely retarded, and I would absolutely watch it again." Indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Rob Vaux
Mania.com
December 3, 2010
If you can't figure out why a clown shooting a ninja is forty kinds of awesome, it's not going to waste time explaining it to you.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Mike Hale
New York Times
December 3, 2010
Set in a fantastical ghost town with a resident circus troupe and filmed on studio sets, it looks like a Sergio Leone epic as staged by Fellini, or by Lars von Trier.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Joe Leydon
Variety
December 3, 2010
The Warrior's Way is a visually inspired multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial-arts action-adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.
Michelle Orange
Movieline
December 3, 2010
Lee revels in the poetry of carnage -- movie carnage -- and despite 360 splatter shots and bouquets of severed heads somehow makes it all seem more kiss-kiss, bang-bang than damaged, or damaging.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Andrew Wright
The Stranger (Seattle, WA)
December 3, 2010
Aided by a wonderfully ersatz spaghetti western score, Lee's cranked-to-11 curio is a shameless, sharply written (secondary villain Danny Huston gets an exit line for the ages), thankfully unironic chunk of fun.
Beth Accomando
KPBS.org
December 3, 2010
If Sergio Leone ever made an Asian-western video game, this would be it. And I say that with a certain sense of joy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Weak acting, unfocused directing and an overall very phoney feeling make for a film that is seriously misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 22, 2012
"The Warrior's Way" is a horribly ill-conceived idea that tries to blend Eastern and Western cinema, but all it ends up doing is creating a disaster that's filled to the brim with enough clichés to make your head spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 25, 2011
As a bit of cheesy Asian cinema, it works, but it didn't quite translate into a western without looking a bit like a Jonah Hex sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dave White
Movies.com
April 4, 2011
It's stupid in a way you won't really hate, provided you're already in the mood for a terrible rehash of cliches from a hundred other martial arts movies and Westerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 24, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
There is a tragic craft to how one manages to make a film about 'the greatest swordsman who has ever lived' as boring as The Warrior's Way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Michael Black
ReviewExpress.com
January 22, 2011
Simple video game-style action sequences with bad dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Brent Simon
Screen International
December 26, 2010
A visually rich but lumbering, narratively confused genre hybrid, The Warrior's Way feels like a wildly missed opportunity for East-meets-West action mayhem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
December 14, 2010
'The Warrior's Way' is one hot mess of a movie. It has the best cinematography of the year, hands down. It has ninjas, clowns and cowboys doing battle.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
January 9, 2012
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