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Peaceful Warrior Reviews

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December 15, 2010
Like Karate Kid -- without the karate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
October 31, 2008
...surprisingly inventive...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 23, 2008
The film's tone is indeed mystically propelled, but while these elements seem far fetched, the sheer depth of commitment by the cast make us overlook that.
April 17, 2007
This is an average movie that's chock-full of New-Age-y self help. And not much else.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2007
claims to be 'inspired by true events'; the movie does not, however, specify the planet on which these events allegedly took place. ... a perfect companion piece to last year's dim-witted 'Stick It'...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
March 30, 2007
Warrior is a good-looking film that feels more like an allegory about the power of positive thinking than a drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 30, 2007
[A] watchable exercise in Zen hokum.
March 23, 2007
You will not learn how to levitate to the roof of a service station. In fact, the answer to that part of the story is a lemon -- but you knew it would be, didn't you?
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 7, 2007
The message is good, even if the delivery is repetitive, ham-handed and...equal parts disturbing and amusing.
September 2, 2006
Only in filmmaker Victor Salva's world are impossibly chiseled, Abercrombie-ready gymnasts worshipped by their peers on college campuses and in adjoining dive bars.
| Original Score: 1/4
August 18, 2006
Works overtime to inspire audiences, but relies way too much on pop-mysticism and half-baked artifice to make its point stick.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 6, 2006
Maybe there are worthy films buried in collections of spiritual homilies, but Peaceful Warrior is not one of them.
Read More | Original Score: C-
July 30, 2006
Admittedly, I suspected it might be kind of cheesy, but the film is directed with great grace and care. And the acting is solid. It's a beautiful film -- see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
July 28, 2006
Don't go see Peaceful Warrior. Don't tell your friends about it. Try to forget you ever heard of the movie. Clear your mind and live in the now.
Full Review | Original Score: D
July 28, 2006
A movie about spiritual awakening that plays like a spliced-together string of New Age fortune cookie messages.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 28, 2006
The kind of metaphysical nonsense that gives New Age a bad name.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 23, 2006
Peaceful Warrior is an inspirational story of the making of a true athlete. It's a bit hokey but you get by that whenever [Nick] Nolte is on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 22, 2006
Starting with the title and extending everywhere else, Peaceful Warrior is blatantly ludicrous.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
July 18, 2006
It's the director's willingness to toughen conventions through personal idiosyncrasies that sets the film apart.
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July 15, 2006
Parts of this are visually stunning, but for the most part, it's the standard new age pap.
Read More | Original Score: 2.3/5
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