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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.
June 27, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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 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 18, 2006
It's the director's willingness to toughen conventions through personal idiosyncrasies that sets the film apart.
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July 12, 2006
In a Hollywood of leading boy-men, Nolte's commanding performance is a throwback to a time when movie virility wasn't an anomaly.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 26, 2006
...a powerful tale of enlightenment and redemption that conveys emotional uplift even if it's unlikely to win many spiritual converts.
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June 22, 2006
Ever elusive, it always keeps you off balance enough to make you want to see more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2006
I found some enjoyment by watching it as though it were an updated, Americanized version of some 1980 Hong Kong movie about training at the Shaolin Temple ... which it pretty much is, come to think of it.
June 2, 2006
It may often seem like an extra-pretentious Karate Kid for grown-ups, but Warrior's soul lessons go much deeper, to universally vital places.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 1, 2006
The sometimes dreamy pace of Peaceful Warrior is offset by good rapport among Nolte, co-star Scott Mechlowicz and an engaging ensemble cast.
June 1, 2006
By turns a riveting study of the world of competitive gymnastics, a parable for an alternative vision for today's society, and a study in the psychology of mentoring, 'Peaceful Warrior' is a satisfying movie-going experience, with or without 'the message.
May 29, 2006
A rousing drama about an egocentric and restless young gymnast's spiritual transformation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
May 2, 2006
Strong performances by Scott Mechlowicz as Millman and Nick Nolte as the mysterious mechanic who changes his life ground the film in effective drama.
May 13, 2009
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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
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