At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.
| Original Score: 3/4
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.
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.
| Original Score: 2/5
An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.
At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.
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.
| Original Score: B
The film's alternating talky torpor and frantic mayhem makes Warriors feel like it's operating in either fast-forward or slow motion...