The Warrior's Way

2011-03-11 11:40
 
The Warrior's Way
What it's about:

A visually-stunning modern martial arts Western about an Asian warrior-assassin forced to hide in a small town in the American Badlands.

In the 19th century, a warrior named Yang is ordered to kill the last member of an enemy clan – a baby. He refuses the mission and flees with the child to a dilapidated town in the American West. Despite his attempts, his enemies close in on him and he must fight to protect the child and his newfound comrades: Ron, the town drunk, and Lynne – both of whom have a tragic past.
 
What the critics thought:

There isn't a shred of subtlety in their clowning - or in any part of the movie, which clumsily shoots for operatic highs and lows. But with so many borrowed bits and pieces, the only feeling it successfully evokes is déjà vu.
- Adam Markovitz, Entertainment Weekly


Set in a fantastical ghost town with a resident circus troupe and filmed on studio sets, it looks like a Sergio Leone epic as staged by Fellini, or by Lars von Trier.
- Mike Hale, New York Times


Lee revels in the poetry of carnage -- movie carnage - and despite 360-degree splatter shots and bouquets of severed heads somehow makes it all seem more kiss-kiss, bang-bang than damaged, or damaging.
- Michelle Orange, Movieline


A hero will stand.

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