Warlords (Tau ming chong)
Warlords (Tau ming chong) (2010)

Love, politics, and loyalty threaten to tear apart three soldiers in this lavish historical epic from Hong Kong. In 1870, the power of the corrupt Qing Dynasty has been threatened by the rise of a revolutionary army, led by religious… More

Rated: R
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Release Date: April 2, 2010
DVD Release Date: August 12, 2008
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Critic Score: 65% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Slightly stodgy historical Chinese epic with impressive battles.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Doesn't break ground; in fact, it carries on a tradition. But it does so with both flair and passion.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

In The Warlords, war is heaven. In fact, it makes everything else seem tedious by comparison.

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

This film has real scope, showing fantastic battle sequences that rival Hollywood films like Braveheart.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

The film has the dirty-fingernails realism of a Peckinpah western, and the same remorseless pessimism about the ultimate fate of men who live near death.

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Peter Hartlaub
San Francisco Chronicle

The Warlords gets a release in the United States nearly 2 1/2 years after its Hong Kong premiere, and it's a wonder it took so long.

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Sean Axmaker

... a muscular character piece set against a massive war and the power relationships behind the battles (as well as more severed limbs than I've seen in a single film).

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A tale of noble brotherhood compromised by self-interest and a messy love triangle, The Warlords, ultimately, tries to speak to the futility of war - but it does so by staging one gargantuan dustup after another.

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

How do you make a censor-friendly Chinese movie about government massacres? You turn it into a soap opera.

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

Warlords is so intent on expertly choreographed, but repetitive, enormo-battles that there isn't much time to develop characters (and the less said about a tacked-on romance, the better).

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