The Warrior
The Warrior (2005)

A cold-blooded warrior strives to become a man of peace in this strikingly photographed drama from writer and director Asif Kapadia. Lafcadia (Irfan Khan) is a steel-nerved professional soldier who works as a lawman for the corrupt leader… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 15, 2005
DVD Release Date: March 7, 2006
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This simple but beautifully photographed film tells a timeless tale.

Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

It is hardly the most original story, but Kapadia, the British-born son of Indian immigrants, infuses it so much with stately resonance and spiritual reverence, that it never seems remotely shopworn, much less laborious.

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

A film for moviegoers who love powerful stories and ravishing imagery.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

A meaningful, and well paced tale of a killer seeking redemption in a world that's felt his touch of death.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Long before the end, it takes on the quality of a wise fable and reveals itself as an enriching experience.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

There's a pinch of Akira Kurosawa, a sprinkle of Clint Eastwood, and heaps of originality in this.

Cole Smithey

"The Warrior" is a timeless and lyrical movie set against the stunning beauty of the Himalayan Mountains.

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Janice Page
Boston Globe

If you can forgive its lapses in storytelling and character development, then Kapadia's 2001 feature filmmaking debut delivers, at minimum, an impressive visual account of a worthwhile spiritual journey.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

What is best in the film is its depiction of the warrior's epic journey, photographed with breathtaking beauty and simplicity by Roman Osin.

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Lewis Beale
Film Journal International

Its deadly pacing and almost word-free screenplay make it seem like a very long slog indeed.

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Flixster Audience Score: 71% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
After his family is killed by his former lord, a warrior seeks to find inner peace. Essentially an internal, spiritual journey, <i>The Warrior</i>… More
Pierluigi Puccini
One beautiful, minimalist, sorrowful tale about the search of peace in a man's troubled soul.
xGary Xx
A warrior acting as an enforcer for a local warlord becomes sick of killing and leaves on a pilgrimage to his birthplace, but death seems to follow wherever he… More
Luke Baldock
It may be critically acclaimed and artistically superior to most movies. However it is also one of the most boring and dullest experiences i've ever had at… More
El Hombre Invisible
Using the rugged desert landscape of Rajasthan like a character in the film and capturing stunningly beautiful images, The Warrior is a very visual spectacle… More
Dimitris Springer
A charming pearl,nowadays,real adventures require a special pilgrimage.The Warrior Within.Khan portrays the spiritual conclusion of an ecumenical hermit.As… More