Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale Reviews

August 6, 2019
Despite some thrilling action sequences and moments of searing emotion, the script just doesn't do the story any justice.
November 6, 2017
An emotionally engaging story that flows naturally into violence and action, rather than a flat story that uses plot points only as excuses to get into the action.
September 5, 2012
Bruising, brutal tale of rebellion in early 20th Century Taiwan suffers from overkill.
April 28, 2012
The film includes some stunning visuals, including a few terrific jungle battle scenes.
April 27, 2012
Given China's ongoing interest in the island and its unknowable future, this historical backstory behind current events is welcome indeed.
April 27, 2012
At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.
April 26, 2012
You can see why Woo, the noted Hong Kong action director, would want to produce it: It fits right in with his "heroic bloodshed" cinematic legacy.
April 26, 2012
As the war drags on, "Warriors of the Rainbow" outstays its welcome. I've never seen more severed heads in a film and cared less.
April 26, 2012
An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.
April 26, 2012
At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
April 26, 2012
Taiwanese natives battle occupying Japanese forces in a doomed uprising. Exciting if exhausting account of a real-life incident.
April 26, 2012
At two and a half hours, Warriors Of The Rainbow has the shape of something weightier than the simplified good-vs.-evil movie it actually is.
April 24, 2012
The film's alternating talky torpor and frantic mayhem makes Warriors feel like it's operating in either fast-forward or slow motion...
April 23, 2012
There's something to be said about a two-and-a-half-hour war epic that manages to make each of its countless decapitation scenes feel earned, even called for, in the moment.