The Warrior's Way
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Asian samurai Yang (Korean superstar Jang Dong-gun) has a change of heart after slaughtering his enemy's family, and spares a newborn child. On the run from his master, he heads to America, where he finds a beat-down town that is home to freaks, circus performers, an old drunk (Geoffrey Rush), and a knife-thrower (Kate Bosworth). This spunky love interest soon becomes the student, with the wandering warrior passing along his knowledge so that she can enact revenge against scarred scumbag The Colonel (Danny Huston). As the master tracks the sound of the warrior's sword (literally), the… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 29%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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
"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
"Weak acting, unfocused directing and an overall very phoney feeling make for a film that is seriously misguided."
‑ Matt Joseph, We Got This Covered
"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, Movies.com
"Simple video game-style action sequences with bad dialogue."
‑ Michael Black, ReviewExpress.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."
‑ Eric D. Snider, Film.com
"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
""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."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"full review at Movies for the Masses"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"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 ingredients here congeal into a gooey mess that is not without amusing moments."
‑ Kirk Honeycutt, Hollywood Reporter
"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 déjà vu."
‑ Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly
"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
"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
"'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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