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Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong) Reviews

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Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
May 2, 2007
It's too busy courting genre cliches to mine anything transcendent, which runs counter to the promise inherent in the title.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
December 18, 2004
Takes all the elements of the classic Westerns, mixes them with Eastern spiritualism, and comes out with a film that is at least noteworthy, if not especially brilliant.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
David Cornelius
eFilmCritic.com
December 8, 2004
There are scenes here that will stick in your brain for days.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
December 3, 2004
For most of its two-hour running time, it's a pretty solid action yarn that echoes both the swordsman epics of Akira Kurosawa, as well as some of the Clint Eastwood Spaghetti Westerns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 3, 2004
The movie has so much that's great that you forgive when it veers into Indiana Jones territory.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter
December 1, 2004
The acting is uniformly compelling.
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
October 25, 2004
An enjoyably pulpy story, occasionally slow-moving and pretentious
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
October 1, 2004
There are extraordinary battle scenes in this film.
| Original Score: 4/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
October 1, 2004
There's no denying its visual appeal.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 10, 2004
Remarkable for its stimulating, metaphor-rich setting.
| Original Score: 3/4
James Verniere
Boston Herald
September 10, 2004
Has everything you could possibly want from the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
William Arnold
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
September 9, 2004
A fairly rousing example of the genre.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
September 9, 2004
Be patient, and you'll get rewarded with a good old-fashioned castle siege that's worth the wait.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2004
For eyes that have overindulged in the stylized razzle-dazzle of Hero, the grit, dust, and occasional cheese of Warriors of Heaven and Earth come as a corrective slap.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Wade Major
Boxoffice Magazine
September 5, 2004
Easily one of 2004's most thrilling adventures.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
September 3, 2004
A rollicking cross between Raiders of the Lost Ark and The Good, The Bad and the Ugly.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Klein
Los Angeles CityBeat
September 2, 2004
Loads of fun.
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Ned Martel
New York Times
September 2, 2004
The best case for Warriors ... is its cinematic time travels and its peek into the natural wildness of a long-closed countryside.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
September 2, 2004
He Ping brings to his tale characters who are more dimensional than the usual symbolic figures of traditional Chinese period epics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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David Chute
L.A. Weekly
September 2, 2004
It's well worth seeing just for the embellishments.
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 3, 2004
Mark Harris
Georgia Straight
October 24, 2004

Boston Phoenix
September 11, 2004
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