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Peaceful Warrior

Rated PG-13 for sensuality, sex references and accident scenes.

PG-13 In Theaters 03/30/2007 , 121min.
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Viewer Score
93%
Viewer score based on 19 ratings
40%
Critic score based on 23 reviews

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May 22, 2008
msgrowle
So was socrates real or what??? I got the "messages" in all the "bumper sticker" sayings...but I felt so unsure of what was real and WHO was socrates? Was he an old athlete?? how did the girl know him then??I never understood why the kid kept comming back...and why this man was always awake and doing buisness always in the middle of the night? I never felt like Socrates imparted anything more
May 22, 2008
spmusic4u
This movie is another great example of why one cannot rely on critics reviews. I was completely inspired by this movie and will turn all of my friends on to it as well. I read the book years ago and was happy that it translated so well onto film.
May 22, 2008
weimom
This is a movie to be seen again and again. I don't understand the critics' views. Perhaps they are just not at a level to understand the philosophy of this movie. When I saw Peaceful Warrior the theatre was packed and the audience stood and clapped at the end. Many had tears in their eyes. How often does that happen at a movie? See it, and be your own critic!
May 22, 2008
clarinettia1
My initial reaction after seeing the preview for this was obviously that it would be great.After reading all these inspiring reviews I felt better.It wasn't until I actually saw this amazing movie that I realized it made everyone think so much that we could write sonnets or adventure stories even if we had no artistic talent.This movie gave it's audience emotion never felt before.It made us feel
May 22, 2008
mfr65
I give a strong performances by Scott Mechlowicz and Nick Nolte who changes his life ground the film in effective drama. But the film is better than it has any right to be, considering the prosaic source.

Critic Reviews powered by Metacritic ™

The New York Times
For all its manifest corniness, this is an achingly sincere and supremely unembarrassed effort to transform an audience for the good. Its heart is very much in the right place - a place that movies all but ignore - but its mind is a mush. Full Review
Nathan Lee
The New York Times
For all its manifest corniness, this is an achingly sincere and supremely unembarrassed effort to transform an audience for the good. Its heart is very much in the right place - a place that movies all but ignore - but its mind is a mush. Full Review
Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times
The sage-elder/wayward-charge saga Peaceful Warrior aims for inspirational highs but mostly feels like a self-help book read aloud by actors. Full Review
Robert Koehler
Variety
Mere recitation of homilies for better living -- which is what Nick Nolte's gas station guru imparts to a struggling young gymnast -- and a half-baked account of the athlete's comeback are no substitutes for a complete movie. Full Review
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
Sometimes in an imperfect movie there is consolation simply in regarding the actors. Full Review

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