Peaceful Warrior
Peaceful Warrior (2006)

Dan Millman is a gifted young athlete bound for Olympic gold who will do anything to be the best. Driven by success, Dan has got it all: trophies, fast motorcycles, fast girls, and wild parties. But Dan's world is turned upside down… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: June 2, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 26, 2007
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Critic Score: 25% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Based on a best-selling memoir, Peaceful Warrior loses something in the transition from page to screen. It hits the viewer over the head with philosophical jargon, and ultimately fails to live up to its source material.

J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

[A] watchable exercise in Zen hokum.

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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press

A movie about spiritual awakening that plays like a spliced-together string of New Age fortune cookie messages.

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Charles Cassady
Common Sense Media

Like Karate Kid -- without the karate.

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Hap Erstein
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Maybe there are worthy films buried in collections of spiritual homilies, but Peaceful Warrior is not one of them.

Nathan Lee
New York Times

Starting with the title and extending everywhere else, Peaceful Warrior is blatantly ludicrous.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

...surprisingly inventive...

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Don't go see Peaceful Warrior. Don't tell your friends about it. Try to forget you ever heard of the movie. Clear your mind and live in the now.

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Geoff Pevere
Toronto Star

You're in the moment all right, experiencing every passing minute ticking off in slow motion until the blasted thing comes to a merciful end.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

The film's tone is indeed mystically propelled, but while these elements seem far fetched, the sheer depth of commitment by the cast make us overlook that.

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Flixster Audience Score: 76% Flixster User Reviews
Mike S
Kind of like a modern day Karate Kid, but with gymnastics instead of karate and with a whiskey- voiced Nick Nolte in the role of the old and wise… More
Rico Zamora
A very touching movie-- if you don't mind a little preachiness and a little cheese. Get that out of the way and what you're left with is a truly… More
JY Skacto
Another film inspired by actual events. While not as entertaining and comical like other films based off of actual events, this film is still an inspiring… More
Joseph Eastmond
(Socrates: Moderation? It's mediocrity, fear and confusion in disguise. It's the devil's dilemma. It's neither doing nor not doing.… More
Matthew Comer
Not for the faint of heart, or mind. This is indeed a deep and inspiring movie, oftentimes we ourselves question why we do what we do. Confronting that, is the… More
William Goss
An overwrought, New Age-y mess, with extra stale sports cliches on top.