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

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Andrew Sun
Hollywood Reporter
December 1, 2004
The acting is uniformly compelling.
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Susan Walker
Toronto Star
October 1, 2004
Unfortunately, the two main protagonists, Lieutenant Li and Lai Xi, are too much the strong, silent type to engage us as heroes, or even characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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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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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
September 10, 2004
Monotonous.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
September 10, 2004
Remarkable for its stimulating, metaphor-rich setting.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
September 10, 2004
Warriors ransacks enough of the dust-swept battle genre (start with Sergio Leone, Akira Kurosawa, and John Ford) to have no rousing or opulent B-movie personality of its own.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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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-
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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.
Full Review | 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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Mark Holcomb
Village Voice
August 31, 2004
A fitfully rousing but too derivative mishmash of genre tropes.
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Derek Elley
Variety
December 18, 2003
A handsome although dramatically muddled Noodle Western.