The Warrior Reviews

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April 29, 2009
A meaningful, and well paced tale of a killer seeking redemption in a world that's felt his touch of death.
April 16, 2009
"The Warrior" is a timeless and lyrical movie set against the stunning beauty of the Himalayan Mountains.
March 1, 2007
Its deadly pacing and almost word-free screenplay make it seem like a very long slog indeed.
December 30, 2006
Sumptuous and profound, this is a stunning debut.
April 4, 2006
The Warrior plays out like one big roll in the dirt and one long wargame.
February 25, 2006
A starkly beautiful and poignant film of evil, family, transformation and redemption set in ancient India.
December 25, 2005
Considering that this is a film set in feudal India of an indefinite era, the film should be surprisingly thoughtful and engaging for American audience.
December 24, 2005
Director Asif Kapadia mixes suggestions of violence (mostly off-screen) with sumptuous cinematography and a touch of the mystical.
December 8, 2005
A sublime rarity, with its renegade warrior's inner struggle reflecting our wayward society's quest to rediscover its lost soul.
December 4, 2005
If subtitles turn you off of foreign movies, you won't have much of a problem with this one. Most of the film is carried by Khan's expressive face.
November 30, 2005
It's little more than a spaghetti western (which here might be called a chapati western), that elevates itself by not sticking entirely with its revenge intended theme.
August 5, 2005
It is hardly the most original story, but Kapadia, the British-born son of Indian immigrants, infuses it so much with stately resonance and spiritual reverence, that it never seems remotely shopworn, much less laborious.
July 29, 2005
Long before the end, it takes on the quality of a wise fable and reveals itself as an enriching experience.
July 29, 2005
If you can forgive its lapses in storytelling and character development, then Kapadia's 2001 feature filmmaking debut delivers, at minimum, an impressive visual account of a worthwhile spiritual journey.
July 29, 2005
A mournful meditation on killing for a living, Asif Kapadia's film is by turns poetic and preachy. It's also unexpectedly gripping.
July 29, 2005
An expressively visual fable about a Rajput warrior who gives up a life of violence and bloodshed in exchange for a religious pilgrimage.
July 28, 2005
A film for moviegoers who love powerful stories and ravishing imagery.
July 28, 2005
There's a pinch of Akira Kurosawa, a sprinkle of Clint Eastwood, and heaps of originality in this.
July 28, 2005
What is best in the film is its depiction of the warrior's epic journey, photographed with breathtaking beauty and simplicity by Roman Osin.
July 21, 2005
A work of rare and consuming integrity
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