Warrior: Season 1 (2019)


Season 1

Critics Consensus

Though it often buckles under the weight of its lofty ambitions and ideological pedigree, Warrior's devil may care attitude provides thrilling energy and action that will please those looking for a period drama with a little kick.



Critic Ratings: 23


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User Ratings: 117
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Critic Reviews for Warrior Season 1

All Critics (23) | Top Critics (9)

Warrior has its charms and much like a Chinese "Peaky Blinders" or "Gangs of New York," it's best when it leans into mankind's reaction to corruption and injustice.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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It doesn't even remotely live up to [Lee's] legacy, too often coming off like a dirge when it needs to be as light on its feet as the man who once envisioned it.

Apr 5, 2019 | Full Review…

For all the technical virtuosity of its breakneck fight scenes, the most powerful punches are landed by the writing, a model of the snappy ingenuity at which contemporary American TV excels.

Jul 8, 2019 | Full Review…
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In an America where "trigger warnings" insulate sensitive personalities from the harsh realities of life, Warrior is a much-needed punch in the face.

Jul 11, 2019 | Full Review…

Capturing the feeling of marginalized cultural existence through a subjective fighting stance is "Warrior's" top priority, and that alone ends up making the show feel worthy of Bruce Lee's legacy.

Jul 11, 2019 | Rating: B | Full Review…

From drama, the Old West, history, and martial arts, the first season of Warrior is one of the best first seasons to a show I have ever seen. It balances every element perfectly to tell its story...

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 10/10 | Full Review…

I wanted Shaw Brothers, but I got Farrelly instead. And I am deeply confused by that.

Apr 8, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/5 | Full Review…

The series promises an intense and passionate journey. [Full Review in Spanish]

Apr 18, 2019 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

It is a deliriously good time.

Dec 6, 2019 | Full Review…

There is much to savour in Warrior. The action is overly graphic at times, but the martial arts sequences are memorably scrappy and naturalistic - bones crunch and viscera squishes.

Apr 17, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Warrior is a victory in nearly every sense of the word. Not only is it great TV, it also rights a wrong that has lingered over the legacy of cultural icon Bruce Lee for nearly half a century.

Apr 8, 2019 | Full Review…

While I was entertained throughout the first run of the show, I am not sure it is going to have enough to keep me coming back for a second season

May 24, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Warrior: Season 1

  • Sep 03, 2019
    Absolutely loved the first season of Cinemax's Warrior. It had me enthralled from the first episode and I'm now eagerly anticipating the arrival of season two. Fantastic acting, script, characters and choreography. All in all, a very solid foundation to take the show forward and looking forward to see where it goes.
  • Aug 24, 2019
    excellent. Really good acting and action.
  • Aug 21, 2019
    great show , just enjoy it
  • Aug 15, 2019
    Beautifully made, great characters, brilliant fight scenes and both a fascinating look at a period of history that is much ignored whilst drawing parallels with the US politics today. Well done the writers. All that and it puts right a wrong to the wonderful and much missed Bruce Lee.
  • Jul 25, 2019
    Loved this show, Bruce Lee came up with a great concept and this show executed it perfectly
  • Jul 24, 2019
    Very entertaining. Really builds the world of late 1800s San Francisco to life. A lot of the racial themes and tensions are so relevant to present day.
  • Jul 18, 2019
    Love it, bring on Season 2!
  • Jul 05, 2019
    As a diehard Bruce Lee fan, i was excited but very skeptical that a new show would do justice to such an irreplaceable legend. After watching however, all of my concerns were not only alleviated, but the show blew my expectation away! Not only does the show have some great action sequences, the overall writing and character design creates an excellent, vivid world that educates the audience to a major part of American history that is often barely mentioned or conpletely skipped in school. The actors and actresses are all charismatic and diverse, the story is fast paced and entertaining, and the fights are well choreographed. It reminds me of everything that RZA's Man's With the Iron Fists did right, but much improved with elements of an excellent mafia/mob television show like Empire. This show holds it's own in terms of entertainment value and quality writing, and as an added bonus is a huge step towards improving representation of Asian actors showcased in featured roles and strong Asian females who defy stereotypes. I've been waiting for a show like this to tackle issues regarding Asian American identify, but it does so in an entertaining and organically authenic and non-preachy way. I'm thrilled it is renewed for a second season!
  • Jul 02, 2019
    very poor acting so far - episode 1
  • Jun 11, 2019
    Just got a chance to watch this. Hoping for a season 2! It was definitely fun to watch.

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