Nomads (1986)




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Nomads is a scary, supernatural horror movie without blood and guts and gore or bouts of eroticism. Pierce Brosnan is Pommier, an anthropologist who has spent years researching the nomads in some of the coldest and hottest parts of the globe. Apparently, his research went too far, because now he is haunted by evil nomad spirits who do not look much different than some of the '90s teens with purple or green hair, chalky-white faces with dark mascara, and clothes to match. As he starts out hunting … More

Rating: R (adult situations/language, nudity, violence)
Genre: Drama, Horror, Mystery & Suspense
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Written By: John McTiernan
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 16, 2002
Paramount Home Video


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Critic Reviews for Nomads

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 21, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
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No way. Corny, silly, forgetable.

November 3, 2002
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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Audience Reviews for Nomads

Great movie! This is definitely one of my all time favorites in the supernatural suspense collection. Pierce Brosnan truly shines in this, and the story plot is highly intriguing. Brosnan is a French cultural anthropologist who is studying the various patterns of nomadic people in the world. In the completion of his studies and move to California, he discovers and develops a current interest in a group of outsiders in L.A. He sees resemblance of nomadic traits in the lifestyle patterns of this wily group. The closest connection that he compares it to within his studies is that of the Inuit people. His interest begins to take toll as he is welcomed by the group. As he tries to quietly walk away, it brings further tension from the group and this final realization brings his death. In the last moment of dying, it is a connection with an E.R. nurse that allows us to see the remaining days of what happened to him in memories, nightmares, and haunting thoughts. This movie reflects much of Native American aspects in connection with life, death, and the soul and spirit of a human body. Love this movie. It's quite interesting to see Adam Ant in this movie, especially as the leader of the group of outsiders. Lesley-Anne Down is absolutely fantastic in this movie. Definitely worth seeing!

Leo L

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This one was something of a forgotten title for me, as I was familiar with the video box but had somehow never gotten around to checking it out until I ran across it in a 'best horror/thrillers you've never seen list and figured it was time to give it a day in court.

The idea of creepy spirits roaming around modern cities is discomforting enough, but to see the toll that they take on a person who has a casual encounter with them is even more disturbing.

Well worth a rental or a Netfux Streaming viewing.


Suspense and horror movies from the late 70s and early 80s really suffer from their sense of fashion and pop music score, don?t they. This movie was one that my older sisters got when I was a little one and I didn?t make it through it. Now, I had seen worse horror movies before this age ? I had to sit through The Shining when I was in Kindergarten, though at least I was at home so the sound wasn?t overwhelming. But this one, I guess, was just too psychological for me to get.

So I watched it again recently to expose my wife to a young Brosnan, though a bearded one which isn?t her taste. And although this movie is creepy and has a good story, it is a slave to the time, which makes it suffer. The effects of this dilute it too much. But a nice story to get through.

Lee B

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