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  • Summary: In the tradition of Akira Kurosawa's Seven Samurai, Warriors of Heaven and Earth weaves a thread of battle, comradeship and honor. Set in the ferocious Gobi desert, the story follows two first-class warriors and master swordsmen. (Sony Pictures Classics)
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  1. Reviewed by: Andrew Sun
    70
    A not particularly satisfying ending that involves silly CG effects. On the other hand, the acting is uniformly compelling, the fight sequences are energetic, and, as character drama, the material is especially enthralling.
  2. May be a period piece but there's nothing antiquated about it except an overly populated, initially hard-to-follow plot.
  3. The film plays like a Hollywood-influenced Japanese samurai movie, though nothing as subtle as Kurosawa's best, and with white subtitles that often are hard to read against the white of the Gobi.
  4. Reviewed by: Ned Martel
    60
    The best case for Warriors is its cinematic time travels and its peek into the natural wildness of a long-closed countryside.
  5. 60
    Thoroughly old-fashioned entertainment.
  6. Reviewed by: Derek Elley
    50
    A handsome although dramatically muddled Noodle Western.
  7. Impressively filmed but not dramatic enough to justify its length.

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