Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Reviews

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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
April 27, 2012
At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
April 26, 2012
You can see why Woo, the noted Hong Kong action director, would want to produce it: It fits right in with his "heroic bloodshed" cinematic legacy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
April 26, 2012
As the war drags on, "Warriors of the Rainbow" outstays its welcome. I've never seen more severed heads in a film and cared less.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
April 26, 2012
An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2012
At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Noel Murray
AV Club
April 26, 2012
At two and a half hours, Warriors Of The Rainbow has the shape of something weightier than the simplified good-vs.-evil movie it actually is.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
April 24, 2012
The film's alternating talky torpor and frantic mayhem makes Warriors feel like it's operating in either fast-forward or slow motion...