The Warrior's Way Reviews

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe
December 9, 2010
While the movie seems designed to be a breakout for Jang, it's Lee whose work actually makes an impression. You guess he'll be back - hopefully, playing it straight next time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
December 7, 2010
The film's details suggest potential for a lively, bizarre, action-comedy cult classic. It just never comes together the way it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2010
The ingredients here congeal into a gooey mess that is not without amusing moments.
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Josh Levin
Slate
December 7, 2010
The Warrior's Way never achieves awesomeness, mostly because it never fully embraces its elementary-school playground aesthetic.
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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-
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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.
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
December 3, 2010
There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning -- or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
December 3, 2010
South Korean filmmaker Sngmoo Lee's debut feature is less a genre-spanning romp than a tiresome lab experiment in computer-generated tropes and green-screen oppressiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2010
Yeah, it's nuts. No, it's not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, this warrior never quite finds his way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4