The Warrior's Way
The Warrior's Way (2010)

An Asian warrior assassin is forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands.

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Rated: R
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Release Date: June 28, 2011
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Critic Score
29%
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User Score
47%



Critic Score: 29% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Perfectly, thoroughly divisive, The Warrior's Way will either be delightful or unbearable, depending on your tolerance for surreal, shamelessly over the top collisions of eastern and western clichés.

Tom Russo
Boston Globe

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.

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Josh Levin
Slate

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

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Matt Joseph
We Got This Covered

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

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Eric D. Snider
Film.com

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

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Nathan Rabin
AV Club

To damn his agreeable campfest with faint praise, The Warrior's Way is easily the best circus-themed, martial-arts-heavy action-comedy oater of the year.

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com

"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 clichés to make your head spin.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

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

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Mike Hale
New York Times

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.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Stuart Brooks
Well made, great visuals and action scenes but all in all an average movie, let down by it's less than great direction.
Cynthia S.
This was a pretty decent film....good special effects, and good action. A little bit Kung Fu Hustle-ish...just not quite so silly. I really enjoyed Geoffrey… More
JY Skacto
<i>The Warrior's Way</i> is a starting point for director Sngmoo Lee, which does contain some firm pieces, along with others that are… More
Dean McKenna
Debut director Sngmoo Lee takes a fistful of leaves out of Zach Snyder's book, painting a hyper-surreal CGI backdrop behind the lone, silent and deadly… More
Dean !
Hmm Ninjas Vs Cowboys may as well be the title. Visually very impressive and stylized. Think Sky Captain, 300 meets Crouching Tiger for a slick look.… More
Lewis C.
"You are assassin. All that you love, you will destroy." Interested in seeing Asian superstar Jang Dong-gun staring off mysteriously into the… More

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