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Don Groves
September 5, 2012
Bruising, brutal tale of rebellion in early 20th Century Taiwan suffers from overkill.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Chris Sawin
August 7, 2012
The Taiwanese epic doesn't shy away from anything even though the message is pretty hopeless. But all of the film's depth seems to have been stripped away.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Todd Jorgenson
April 28, 2012
The film includes some stunning visuals, including a few terrific jungle battle scenes.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
April 27, 2012
Given China's ongoing interest in the island and its unknowable future, this historical backstory behind current events is welcome indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail
April 27, 2012
At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star
April 26, 2012
An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
April 26, 2012
At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
April 26, 2012
Taiwanese natives battle occupying Japanese forces in a doomed uprising. Exciting if exhausting account of a real-life incident.
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Noel Murray
AV Club
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Nick Schager
Village Voice
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...
Michael Nordine
Slant Magazine
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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