Metascore
70

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Reviewed by: Mark Jenkins
    85
    It's a surprisingly nuanced and sober tale of brotherhood and betrayal.
  2. Epic in scope but intimate in theme, The Warlordsheaves with spectacular battles and the relentless sway of self-interest over conscience.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Apr 11, 2011
    9
    This movie was epic. Not in the over-used sense of the word, but in the true and honest meaning. It has everything you would look for in a movie of this genre, with awe inspiring fight scenes and Jet Li doing his thing as always, but it isn't just another The Last Samurai in china. There is much deeper and though provoking plot that never has you saying "knew that was coming". The score, while sometimes ripped straight from Zimmer's Samurai score, fits in perfectly. The only negative comment I could make was some choppy transitions from act to act, but as long as you are not watching this while multi-tasking, the left out details allow you to speculate, and think about where the plot is going and how you are reacting to it, not unlike a good novel. Full Review »