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Based on 10 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Warriors of the Rainbow is Taiwan's "Braveheart," with a nod to "The Last of the Mohicans." show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Spectacular rain forest combat scenes are non-stop in an authentic-feeling actioner recounting an aborigine rebellion in 1930s Taiwan. show more

  • 75
    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    At times, Warriors sacrifices dramatic nuance for scale, but even its most rousing passages are tempered by a sense of loss. Rather than simply enshrining its underdog heroes' efforts, it considers their cost. show more

  • 75
    Michael Nordine Slant Magazine

    There's something to be said about a two-and-a-half-hour war epic that manages to make each of its countless decapitation scenes feel earned, even called for, in the moment. show more

  • 67
    Marc Savlov Austin Chronicle

    What Warriors of the Rainbow may have going for it most of all is Chin Ting-Chang's dreamy cinematography, which presents the native Seediq amid the sultry jungle greenery that brings to mind the absurdly lovely flora of James Cameron's Pandora. show more

  • 70
    Justin Chang Variety

    This wildly ambitious rumble-in-the-jungle battle epic arrives bearing so heavy a burden of industry expectations, one wishes the results were less kitschy and more coherent; still, the filmmaking has a raw physicality and crazy conviction it's hard not to admire. show more

  • 60
    Robert Abele Los Angeles Times

    Warriors is a bruising, relentless experience, one more tiring than inspiring. show more

  • 50
    Nick Schager Village Voice

    It's not clear what Warriors of the Rainbow: Seediq Bale values more - endless preaching about ancestral spirits or gruesome CG decapitations. show more

  • 40
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    Despite the movie's considerable visual splendor, the pacing of Warriors of the Rainbow is clumsy, its battle scenes chaotic and its computer effects (especially of a fire that ravages the Seediq hunting forest) cheesy. show more

  • 75
    Noel Murray The A.V. Club

    At two and a half hours, Warriors Of The Rainbow has the shape of something weightier than the simplified good-vs.-evil movie it actually is. show more

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