The Warrior


Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18

Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    This is a timeless tale; the time period is irrelevant as the story is a profoundly personal one about trying to reject the strong internal drive for vengeance.
  2. 50
    Visual grandiloquence more than makes up for the bare-bones dialogue. But while high on mysticism and vast in scale, The Warrior seems more poised than poetic, and ultimately landscape proves to be the film's real grabber.
  3. The film's epic look is undermined by his narrow focus; in the end it feels rather thin and less than the sum of its handsome parts.
  4. The plot is simple to the point of being simplistic, and the characterizations are never more than rudimentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    Tendency to go for art rather than action, and a leisurely pace that isn't bolstered by much dialogue or food for thought.
  6. 40
    Boasts an action-movie plot and an action-movie title, but precious little action. It's a lovely film about brutal men, but its integrity and visual splendor ultimately can't make up for its overall lack of visceral excitement.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. BarryW.
    May 2, 2006
    Simple yet powerfully moving. Beautifully photographed and acted.