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The 13th Warrior Reviews

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Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
January 1, 2001
The movie itself is unfulfilling. It just hangs there, like the aftertaste of stale beer.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
If the juiciest bouts of professional wrestling on television leave you feeling unfulfilled and pining for the primal howls of fight - to - the - death combat, The 13th Warrior just might be the answer to your prayers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Scott Renshaw
Scott Renshaw's Screening Room
January 1, 2000
The whole mess is often too busy to get down to business.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
An exhilarating 100 minutes!
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
With a budget said to be more than $100 million, it displays a lot of cash on the screen, but little thought.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
A mud-stained, blood-soaked and completely useless movie.
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Peter Brunette
January 1, 2000
With the possible exception of the action sequences and the very occasionally imaginative set design, it's awful.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
The most unexpectedly audacious, exhilarating, and wildly creative adventure thriller I have seen in ages!
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Gabriel Shanks
Mixed Reviews
January 1, 2000
The cheese flows fast and furious from the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior seems like a made-for-TV warrior movie without enough money to get really epic.
| Original Score: 2/5
James Sanford
January 1, 2000
"Warrior" is simply a mess. It does, however, offer the sight of Antonio Banderas (in eyeliner, no less) struggling to portray an Arab soldier, which must be one of the most curious casting choices since Demi Moore played a Puritan.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
A Strong B+
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
The best, most enthralling adventure movie I've seen in a good while.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The film feels as if it had a bad run through the editing room.
Carlo Cavagna
January 1, 2000
The actors keep the film from becoming too stupid
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 1, 2000
There's intense action and terrific violence for much of this film.
| Original Score: 72/100
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Gary Dauphin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
Actually a well-marbled, albeit derivative, slab of action-movie man meat.
Cynthia Fuchs
Philadelphia City Paper
January 1, 2000
Much blood. Much mud. Not enough camp.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The 13th Warrior contains the raw materials of an offbeat adventure, but fails to achieve the rousing mood or narrative glory of a grand epic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Erik Childress
January 1, 2000
Here was a film with a scope far beyond the reaches of a mediocre director like Crichton.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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