Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale
Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale (2012)

Wei Te-sheng's epic film Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale reclaims an extraordinary episode from 20thcentury history which is little-known, even in Taiwan. Between 1895 and 1945, the island was a Japanese colony inhabited not only… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: April 27, 2012
DVD Release Date: August 7, 2012
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Critic Score: 79% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Adam Nayman
Globe and Mail

At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss.

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Bruce Demara
Toronto Star

An ambitious, blood-soaked retelling of an uprising by Taiwanese natives against Japanese occupiers.

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J Hurtado

An emotionally engaging story that flows naturally into violence and action, rather than a flat story that uses plot points only as excuses to get into the action.

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G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle

You can see why Woo, the noted Hong Kong action director, would want to produce it: It fits right in with his "heroic bloodshed" cinematic legacy.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

At 2 1/2 hours, "Warriors" is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring.

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Don Groves

Bruising, brutal tale of rebellion in early 20th Century Taiwan suffers from overkill.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

As the war drags on, "Warriors of the Rainbow" outstays its welcome. I've never seen more severed heads in a film and cared less.

Noel Murray
AV Club

At two and a half hours, Warriors Of The Rainbow has the shape of something weightier than the simplified good-vs.-evil movie it actually is.

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Chris Sawin

The Taiwanese epic doesn't shy away from anything even though the message is pretty hopeless. But all of the film's depth seems to have been stripped away.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Epic movie..really well done. Beautifully filmed -- Avatar coming to life in the real world. Certainly as violent as any movie ever made, but done in a way that… More
Bruce Bruce
The very best Asian Movie I have ever had the pleasure of watching, based on a true story of the clan know as Seedig Bale and the Japanese Ocupation of Taiwan.… More
Caesar Mendez
Brief (Not Detailed) Historical Background: Warning Contains Spoilers Warriors of the Rainbow is a movie based around the very tragic and violent WuShe… More