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  • Summary: The Warrior follows the visually stunning and emotionally exhilarating journey of an ancient Indian warrior who travels from the golden deserts of Rajasthan to the snowcapped peaks of the Himalaya in search of the one thing he has never known - peace - only to be chased by the forces of violence. (Miramax Films) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. 90
    Scaled like an epic but possessing the narrative simplicity of a fable, The Warrior unfolds over a brisk 85 minutes of screen time, keeping dialogue to a minimum as it celebrates the power of stories told through handcrafted, CGI-free images.
  2. What begins as Lafcadia's journey into the heart of darkness ends as his pilgrimage into the light. Stunning.
  3. 80
    It is chockablock with brutality, but the violence is of the high-minded, self-congratulatory sort that indicates without actually showing.
  4. The title-character's redemption comes very slowly. But if you have patience, this is a stately, beautifully composed story.
  5. Reviewed by: Rich Cline
    60
    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.
  6. Reviewed by: Uday Benegal
    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.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    38
    The Warrior may be mighty of sword but he is exceedingly limp of writing. We never learn why he went bad in the first place, or what causes his sudden conversion. If the audience is expected to do most of the work, we should be paid $10.50 each.

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