The Warrior's Way Reviews

  • There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning -- or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is deja vu.

    Adam Markovitz — Entertainment Weekly

  • Set in a fantastical ghost town with a resident circus troupe and filmed on studio sets, it looks like a Sergio Leone epic as staged by Fellini, or by Lars von Trier.

    Mike Hale — New York Times

  • While the movie seems designed to be a breakout for Jang, it's Lee whose work actually makes an impression. You guess he'll be back - hopefully, playing it straight next time.

    Tom Russo — Boston Globe

  • The Warrior's Way is a visually inspired multi-genre amalgamation, a borderline-surreal folly that suggests a martial-arts action-adventure co-directed by Sergio Leone and Federico Fellini.

    Joe Leydon — Variety

  • Yeah, it's nuts. No, it's not that much fun. Action comedy, Asian sword slasher pic or martial arts mystical mumbo jumbo, this warrior never quite finds his way.

    Roger Moore — Orlando Sentinel

  • The film's details suggest potential for a lively, bizarre, action-comedy cult classic. It just never comes together the way it needs to.

    Eric D. Snider —

  • The Warrior's Way never achieves awesomeness, mostly because it never fully embraces its elementary-school playground aesthetic.

    Josh Levin — Slate

  • The ingredients here congeal into a gooey mess that is not without amusing moments.

    Kirk Honeycutt — Hollywood Reporter

  • South Korean filmmaker Sngmoo Lee's debut feature is less a genre-spanning romp than a tiresome lab experiment in computer-generated tropes and green-screen oppressiveness.

    Robert Abele — Los Angeles Times

  • Weak acting, unfocused directing and an overall very phoney feeling make for a film that is seriously misguided.

    Matt Joseph — We Got This Covered

  • "The Warrior's Way" is a horribly ill-conceived idea that tries to blend Eastern and Western cinema, but all it ends up doing is creating a disaster that's filled to the brim with enough cliches to make your head spin.

    Jeff Beck —

  • (The Warrior's Way movie review at Shared Darkness)

    Brent Simon — Shared Darkness

  • (The Warrior's Way movie review at Combustible Celluloid)

    Jeffrey M. Anderson — Combustible Celluloid

  • As a bit of cheesy Asian cinema, it works, but it didn't quite translate into a western without looking a bit like a Jonah Hex sequel.

    Kevin Carr — 7M Pictures

  • It's stupid in a way you won't really hate, provided you're already in the mood for a terrible rehash of cliches from a hundred other martial arts movies and Westerns.

    Dave White —

  • full review at Movies for the Masses

    Joseph Proimakis — Movies for the Masses

  • There is a tragic craft to how one manages to make a film about 'the greatest swordsman who has ever lived' as boring as The Warrior's Way.

    Shaun Munro — What Culture

  • Simple video game-style action sequences with bad dialogue.

    Michael Black —

  • A visually rich but lumbering, narratively confused genre hybrid, The Warrior's Way feels like a wildly missed opportunity for East-meets-West action mayhem.

    Brent Simon — Screen International

  • 'The Warrior's Way' is one hot mess of a movie. It has the best cinematography of the year, hands down. It has ninjas, clowns and cowboys doing battle.

    Linda Cook — KWQC-TV (Iowa)

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