The Warriors
The Warriors (1979)

Walter Hill's hip, super-stylized action film unfurls in a dystopian near-future, when various gangs control New York City. Each gang sports a unique moniker ('The Warriors,' 'The Baseball Furies,' 'The Rogues'),… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: February 9, 1979
DVD Release Date: January 16, 2001
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Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ernest Leogrande
New York Daily News

It's both surrealistic pop art and sentimentalized pandering to the attitude of "us against them," the have-nots against the haves.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cartoonishly violent, insanely moody and pointless.

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Clint Morris
Brag Magazine

The Warriors Rule! One of the best action-thrillers of the 70s!

Andrew Sarris
Village Voice

If the movie is not as dangerous as its detractors claim, neither is it as glorious and memorable as some of its less discriminating admirers would have it.

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Michael W. Phillips, Jr.
Goatdog's Movies

A cult film that deserves its reputation.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Yeah, it's really good.

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Cole Smithey

Walter Hill's vibrant 1979 adaptation of Sol Yurick's 1965 novel - based loosely on an ancient Greek story called "Anabasis" - is a classic cinematic record of New York City circa 1979.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

One of the best gangster pictures of all time.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

The only trouble is that I half expected them to break out into song and dance any minute a la West Side Story.

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Flixster Audience Score: 88% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
Welcome Back Kotter meets A Clockwork Orange
Eugene Bernabe
A visionary cult-film with a vibrant flow. Walter Hill's The Warriors is a stylistic action-based film that possesses that futuristic vibe with a violent… More
Kevin M. Williams
Oy vey! Such a reputation this film has! It's high time (it's only been about 30+ years!) I finally got around to it. And so what's the hoopla… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Come out to plaaaaaaaaay....
Chris Weber
I realize that the filmmakers weren't trying to make a completely serious or realistic film, but at the same time, it's hard to deny the debt this… More
Alex roy
Walter Hill's The Warriors is a masterpiece.The film has a feel and atmosphere to it that you can't ignore.. Set in a Dystopian futuresque New York… More