Nomad (2007)

Czech New Wave leader Ivan Passer picks up the torch originally ignited by Russian director Sergei Bodrov to bring Central Asia's first-ever event film to the light of the silver screen. Penned by Russian screenwriter Rustam… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: March 16, 2007
DVD Release Date: July 24, 2007
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Critic Score: 6% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

The film is stilted and lame. Worse, the acting is as grim as the story is primeval.

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Kazakhstan supposedly spent $40 million in making this martial-arts epic. That bought a laughably corny Hollywood B-movie, gorgeous scenery, Hollywood B-actors and extras who plainly weren't members of the Screen Extras Guild.

Heather Huntington

It really isn't my cup of tea.

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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times

It embraces every cliché in the epic-movie playbook, relies too heavily on stale dialogue delivered in somber tones and offers little to its actors besides the opportunity to fashion some great-looking Eurasian costumes.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

It harks back to those sand-and-sandals epics of the 1950s and '60s, with an international cast speaking in awkwardly dubbed English.

Don Willmott

Rent it as a suitable test for your new widescreen TV, but don't expect movie magic.

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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe

The filmmakers don't appear to know what's important, let alone how to pace an epic for big drama and maximum thrills.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Though it has a familiar inevitability, the journey is generally compelling, thanks to fierce battles, a gorgeous landscape and heartfelt performances.

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Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press

Everything would be OK if the actors didn't open their mouths.

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Flixster Audience Score: 40% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalhães
The gorgeous locations and epic fight scenes can't compensate for all of the bad acting, laughable dialogue and an awful plot full of clichés.
William Goss
Dubbed US take of derivative historical epic leads to laughs.
Jens S.
The story of a young warrior uniting the Kazakh tribes of the vast tundra plains against Mongolian invaders. Although it combines a few international B-movie… More
Leo L
Loved this movie!
JY Skacto
To my knowledge, this is the first film I've seen out of Kazakhstan, which turns out to be a historical epic adventure about Ablai Khan. This is not as… More

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