The Warrior Reviews

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July 18, 2005
The violence is of the high-minded, self-congratulatory sort that indicates without actually showing. This enables macho-but- sensitive cineastes to revel remorselessly in the idea of decapitated heads, sliced necks and severed limbs.
July 16, 2005
A beautiful and affecting meditation on what it takes to bring about peace.
July 15, 2005
In the end it feels rather thin and less than the sum of its handsome parts.
July 15, 2005
If you have patience, this is a stately, beautifully composed story.
July 15, 2005
The Warrior may be mighty of sword but he is exceedingly limp of writing.
July 15, 2005
Engaging and suspenseful, and never less than thoughtful.
July 15, 2005
Asif Kapadia's feature debut is a minimalist but strikingly beautiful tale of renounced violence told with uncommon precision and depth.
July 15, 2005
The point is as clear as the breathtaking vistas: Corrupt and powerful rulers are to be resisted for the sake of humanity. And that makes this period piece as current as any rabble-rousing political documentary.
July 14, 2005
A visually stunning achievement.
July 13, 2005
Narrative elegance and rapturous imagery highlight The Warrior...[as well as] the dark charisma of leading man Khan...and lovely vistas.
July 13, 2005
Asif Kapadia's blazing feature debut, a gorgeously photographed saga with a fine sense of the way place shapes personality, has won numerous awards in the filmmaker's native Britain.
July 13, 2005
Kapadia constantly proves himself to be a director with not only an astonishingly rich visual imagination but also a strong sense of narrative, intelligently integrating a handful of flashbacks.
July 12, 2005
If this moralistic apologue appears a tad too simplistic, at least the pictures are pretty.
July 12, 2005
It's in the larger canvas that the picture ends up short, with an elliptical style that sometimes leaves the viewer bereft of information and a seeming unwillingness to dig deeper into the psychology of its main character.
June 22, 2005
I much prefer the full-throated passion of The Gate of the Sun, but it's to the film's credit that it's able to say so much with very little words.
June 21, 2005
Khan lets us see Lafcadia's soul through his eyes... Despite the lack of dialogue, the cinematography and the music and the story and the acting are magical.
April 24, 2003
Cross between Sergio Leone and Akira Kurusowa,The Warrior was made during 11 months in the Rajasthan desert with 600 'extras': horses, camels, scorpions, wild dogs.
December 31, 2002
This is a timeless tale; the time period is irrelevant as the story is a profoundly personal one about trying to reject the strong internal drive for vengeance.
November 14, 2002
The plot is simple to the point of being simplistic, and the characterizations are never more than rudimentary.
May 14, 2002
The leading man has a sorrowful and introspective expression throughout the picture, but it seems like more... it seems like language.
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