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The Warrior's Way Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 22, 2012
"The Warrior's Way" is a horribly ill-conceived idea that tries to blend Eastern and Western cinema, but all it ends up doing is creating a disaster that's filled to the brim with enough clichés to make your head spin.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered
November 9, 2013
Weak acting, unfocused directing and an overall very phoney feeling make for a film that is seriously misguided.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
There is a tragic craft to how one manages to make a film about 'the greatest swordsman who has ever lived' as boring as The Warrior's Way.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 3, 2010
Yeah, it's nuts. No, it's not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, this warrior never quite finds his way.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brett Michel
Boston Herald
December 6, 2010
As awkward a fusion as the title is generic.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Kimberly Gadette
Indie Movies Online
December 3, 2010
If it's the warrior's way to have Kate Bosworth performing a mediocre Annie Oakley, aw-shucking the bejesus out of her lines as if she were paid by the exclamation point, then the warrior's way ... is no way at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/10
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
December 7, 2010
The ingredients here congeal into a gooey mess that is not without amusing moments.
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 9, 2010
Though the film oozes visual appeal (many action sequences are rendered with comic-book vibrancy), it's short on insight and long on cliché.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eric D. Snider
December 7, 2010
The film's details suggest potential for a lively, bizarre, action-comedy cult classic. It just never comes together the way it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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Adam Markovitz
Entertainment Weekly
December 3, 2010
There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning -- or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is déjà vu.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brian Orndorf
December 3, 2010
Wedged somewhere between the furious imaginations of Tsui Hark and Sergio Leone, the feature is an idiosyncratic ode to pure screen heroism thwarted by the junky instincts of its untested writer/director.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Joseph Proimakis
Movies for the Masses
February 24, 2011
full review at Movies for the Masses
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Mike Ward
December 6, 2010
Your first clue that you're about to see the worst flick of 2010 is the TWO Nicholas Cage trailers you endure before the movie even starts.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
December 26, 2010
A visually rich but lumbering, narratively confused genre hybrid, The Warrior's Way feels like a wildly missed opportunity for East-meets-West action mayhem.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate
December 4, 2010
An overwrought, highly-stylized, visually surreal, cliche-filled, wild and wacky kung-fu fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 25, 2011
As a bit of cheesy Asian cinema, it works, but it didn't quite translate into a western without looking a bit like a Jonah Hex sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Steve Ramos
Boxoffice Magazine
December 6, 2010
While the film claims dazzling visuals, Lee fails to deliver the type of never-before-seen martial arts fights fans demand.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Josh Levin
December 7, 2010
The Warrior's Way never achieves awesomeness, mostly because it never fully embraces its elementary-school playground aesthetic.
Michael Black
January 22, 2011
Simple video game-style action sequences with bad dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Vic Holtreman
December 7, 2010
The Warrior's Way is an odd duck of a movie - and that doesn't even include the wire-fu/Western combination.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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